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Bay Shipbuilding Names
John Schermond New
Manager Of Contracts
George K. Geiger, president of
Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon
Bay, Wis., recently announced that John F. Schermond Jr., for- mer manager at the Chicago yard of American Ship Building Com- pany, has joined Bay Shipbuild- ing as a manager of contracts.
John F. Schermond Jr.
Mr. Schermond succeeds Fran- cis (Doc) Kolbeck who retired af- ter 42 years of service with Bay
Shipbuilding and its parent or- ganization, The Manitowoc Com- pany, Inc.
Mr. Schermond was employed by American Ship Building, To- ledo yard, since 1966, and in 1973 he became manager of production planning, quality control and ma- terial control. In 1974, he was given the additional responsibil- ity of yard repair superintend- ent. In 1977, Mr. Schermond was transferred to AMSHIP's Chicago yard as assistant to the manager.
He became manager the following year and held that position until joining Bay Shipbuilding. $24-Million Navy Contract
Awarded For Overhaul
Service Engineering Company,
San Francisco, Calif., is being awarded a $24,631,130 firm fixed price contract for Lot II of the regularly scheduled overhaul of the USS Camden (AOE-2). The
Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Con- version and Repair, USN, San
Francisco, Calif., is the contract- ing activity. (N62798-70-C-0009)
Zapata Christens Three
Offshore Drilling Rigs
Built In Singapore
Zapata Offshore Drilling Co.,
Houston, Texas, recently chris- tened three new jackup drilling rigs in Singapore for its offshore fleet.
It was the world's first triple rig christening ceremony and brings the number of rigs in
Zapata's fleet to 23.
Built at a cost of about $125 million, the rigs are three-legged cantilever design which enables them to drill both exploration and development wells.
Two of the rigs, Zapata Her- itage and Zapata Sovereign, were built by Far East Levingston
Shipbuilding, Singapore. They are equipped to drill in water up to 250 feet deep.
The Zapata Heritage will begin a two-year contract with Inde- pendent Indonesian American
Abu Dhabi Marine Areas, the consortium responsible for off- shore oil and gas exploration and production off Abu Dhabi in the
United Arab Emirates, has char- tered the Zapata Sovereign for four years.
The third rig, named Zapata
Scotian, was built by Promet (Pte). Ltd., and is described by
Zapata as one of the world's larg- est jackups in terms of storage capacity and structural strength.
Designed for drilling in severe environments, the Zapata Scotian is scheduled to work initially off
Nova Scotia, Canada, under a three-year contract with Mobil.
The rig has a variable deck load capacity of 2,500 tons and is equipped to drill in waters up to 200 feet deep.
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