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Institute Nacional de

Hidrocarburos, Spain

Kockums, Sweden

Moss Rosenberg, Norway

Smit Ovens, Netherlands

Sulzer, Switzerland

Svanehoj Pump, Denmark

TradeARBED, Luxembourg

Wartsila, Finland

Porter Named VP,

Raymond Fabricators

W. L. Porter

W.L. (Les) Porter Jr. has been named vice president, Raymond

Fabricators, Inc., Houston, Texas, a subsidiary of Raymond Offshore

Constructors, Inc.

Mr. Porter is responsible for domestic and international fabrica- tion projects and for the operation of Raymond Fabricators' 437-acre yard at Houma, La. The Houma yard fabricates components for off- shore facilities for the oil and gas industries.

Mr. Porter, who joined Ray- mond Fabricators in 1981, was pre- viously division manager for fabri- cation. His 13 years of employment in the offshore fabrication business have included assignments in the

Middle East and Asia. A mechanical engineering graduate of the Georgia

Institute of Technology, he is a reg- istered professional engineer in

Louisiana and Texas.

Raymond Offshore is itself a sub- sidiary of Raymond International

Inc. of Houston, a worldwide engi- neering and construction company.

Merce Industries Awarded

Contract To Build Big

Self-Unloading Barge

Merce Industries Inc. of Toledo,

Ohio, has been awarded a contract for the construction of a 360-foot, self-unloading cement barge for St.

Marys Holdings of Detroit. The val- ue of the contract was not dis- closed.

Merce leases the former American

Ship Building facility in Toledo from the Toledo-Lucas County Port

Authority, which purchased the property from Amship in February this year at a cost of $500,000. The area leased by Merce includes two drydocks, 660 and 545 feet long.

According to Merce president

Henry Merce Jr., the contract will provide 75 to 100 new jobs at the facility. Delivery of the barge is scheduled for April 1986.

Curacao Drydock (USA)

Adds Shipyard Agency —Literature Available

Khalkis Shipyard S.A. has ap- pointed Curacao Drydock (USA)

Inc. sole agent in the United


The shipyard is located in Alvis, near Khalkis in a totally protected area of Evoikos Bay, about one hour drive north of Athens. The company started up in 1973 for the conver- sion of two refrigerated ships (15,000 dwt) into the luxury cruise liners Daphne and Danae for the

J.C. Carras Group.

At present, the yard has two float- ing docks with capacity up to 48,000 dwt, repair wharves with 50-ton cranes, 100-ton floating crane, and well-equipped workshops for all kinds of repairs.

For more information and color brochures contact Richard R.

Klattenberg at Curacao Drydock (USA) Inc., 26 Broadway, New

York, N.Y. 10004, (212) 943-0122, for ship repairs at Seebeckwerft AG,

Bremerhaven; Curacao Drydock

Co., Curacao; and now at Khalkis

Shipyard S.A., or

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Company Executives

Switch Positions

The president and COO of Alex- ander & Baldwin, Inc., and the pres- ident and COO of its subsidiary,

Matson Navigation Company, will switch positions this month, accord- ing to R.J. Pfeiffer, chairman and chief executive officer of both firms.

John C. Couch, Matson's presi- dent and chief operating officer since January, will become presi- dent and COO of A&B, and Mi- chael S. Wasacz, who has been

A&B's president and COO over the same period, will resume the Mat- son presidency he held previously from 1981 through 1983.

Mr. Pfeiffer said the changes are in accordance with the company's policy "to seek every opportunity to give our senior executives the op- portunity to run as many diverse operations as practicable." Both

Mr. Couch and Mr. Wasacz will report to Mr. Pfeiffer in their new positions.

The new assignments were made possible by Mr. Pfeiffer's consent to postpone his retirement three years beyond his previously planned date of April 1, 1986, at the request of the A&B board of directors.

The principal operations of A&B, headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, are in ocean transportation, sugar production and property develop- ment and management. Matson

Navigation is headquartered in San

Francisco, Calif.

Versatile Pacific Awarded

Contracts To Drydock And

Refit Two Cruise Vessels

Canadian shipbuilder and ship re- pairer Versatile Pacific Shipyards, formerly Burrard Yarrows Corpora- tion, has been awarded two cruise ship drydocking and refit contracts.

P&O's Sun Princess will drydock at the company's Vancouver Divi- sion in North Vancouver, B.C., and the Fairsky, owned by Sitmar

Cruises, will undergo guarantee docking at the Victoria Division on

Victoria Island, B.C.

Matson Navigation Orders 3 Mitsui/Paceco Container

Cranes For $10 Million

Matson Navigation Company of

San Francisco has ordered three new high-speed container cranes for its terminals. One each will be in- stalled at the Oakland and Los An- geles terminals; these are expected to be in operation by late October this year. The third crane will be installed at Matson's Sand Island

Terminal in Honolulu, with delivery scheduled for the fall of 1986. Total cost of the three cranes is expected to be about $10 million.

The new cranes, largest in the

Matson system, have a capacity to lift 40 long tons. They were built by

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding in Tamano, Japan, under a licensing arrangement with Paceco, Inc. of

Gulfport, Miss., a subsidiary of

Fruehauf Corporation.

The gantries are being added to help handle the steadily increasing volume of containers carried by

Matson ships in Pacific Coast-Ha- waii service, and by NYK vessels and other customers of Matson Ter- minals, Inc., the company that oper- ates the container yards.

The new cranes were shipped in four lage sub-assemblies each aboard an NYK-chartered vessel, the Happy Buccaneer. After un- loading the Oakland crane, the heavy-lift ship went on to Los An- geles to unload the second crane at the Terminal Island yard.

For additional information on Pa- ceco container cranes,

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