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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

Petroleum (IIAPCO).

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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