Glomar Robert F. Bauer Christened At FELS

Far East Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) recently christened the Glomar Robert F Bauer, a 2,500-foot wd drillship. The vessel was christened by Mrs. Dorothy M. Bauer, wife of the former president and founder of Global Marine.

The drillship, measuring 135 m by 23 m by 11 m, was developed to incorporate the latest in conventionally moored drillship technology.

The water depth capability of 2,500 feet permits effective and economic operation in water depths normally requiring dynamic positioning.

The Glomar Robert F.

Bauer has a completely self-contained propulsion system, mooring system and marine riser system and requires no support while on location. The high transit speed (approx. 14 knots) large variable load of 7,000 t. wide water depth range (100 to 2,500 feet) and proven safety features give this unit an overall capability unsurpassed for self-sufficiency, versatility, economy of operations and safety.

Glomar Robert F. Bauer represents the fifth and largest drillship to be built by FELS. It is also the largest drillship built in this region.

It joins Global Marine Drilling Company's fleet of some 28 rigs of which 7 are drillships.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 6,  Nov 1983

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