January 9, 1982 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Halter Announces Opening Of Drydock For Ship/Rig Repair—Literature Available

Halter Marine's drydock at Chickasaw, Ala., is now available for ship and rig repair work. The announcement was made by R.J.

Shopf, president of Halter Marine, Inc., who said the drydock was built in 1980 to service Halter's CATUG c o n s t r u c t i on program. "That program," he said, "has progressed to a point where the drydock is now available for other use such as ship and rig repair and conversion." Located near Mobile, with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, the drydock is 160 feet long and 120 feet between the wingwalls. It has a lift capacity of 4,000 dwt and can accommodate vessels with drafts to 330 feet. It is served by two 450-kw generators and a large variety of construction and repair equipment.

The drydock draws from nearly 1,000 shipfitters, welders, pipefitters, carpenters, electricians, machinists, s a n d b l a s t e r s , and painters employed at the Alabama facility. They are supported by a complete range of shops, warehouses, plattens, and lift equipment including two 300-ton crawler cranes with booms of 140 feet.

Mr. Shopf pointed out that the Chickasaw operation is also supported by five other shipyards in the Halter group as well as two wholly owned subsidiaries which specialize in marine supply and the manufacture of marine electrical equipment.

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