Pusnes M a r i n e & Offshore Services Establishes Factory Service And Sales O u t l e t In N e w Orleans A r ea

— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— A/S Pusnes Marine and Offshore Services, Arendal, Norway, has recently established a factory service and sales outlet in the New Orleans area.

Pusnes, Norway was originally established in 1875 to build sailing ships. While this side of the business gradually decreased until finally ceasing with shipbuilding in 1960, the production of deck machinery, which was started in 1890, rapidly increased.

The main Pusnes product today is still deck machinery driven either by hydraulic, steam or electric power.

Some applications include super tankers, RO/RO vessels, semisubmersible drilling rigs, large anchorhandling tugs and pipe-laying barges.

Interest in the offshore industry and its mooring and anchoring problems was a natural development from Pusnes's basic background experience. Close working contact with shipowners, shipyards, consultants and offshore contractors has enabled the company to develop state-of-the-art products and systems.

Pusnes has provided some of the largest offshore mooring equipment ever produced. One application includes 16 single drum, electric powered winches for a semisubmersible derrick barge built for a European contractor. Each winch is capable of spooling 10,000 feet of 4-inch-diameter wire rope and has pulling capability in excess of one million pounds. The test bed at the factory in Norway has capability in excess of 2 million pounds pull.

On the Gulf Coast, Pusnes will be working in partnership with Green Marine and Industrial Equipment, Metairie, La., for servicing equipment.

Donald G. Storck Jr., president- USA Operations, will head up the new Pusnes office.

Pusnes products and services are exported globally. The company is represented with sales, production and service in all major countries involved in offshore projects and shipbuilding.

Pusnes Marine and Offshore Services offers a complete program of mooring and anchoring systems for ships and offshore units.

Covering the range from five to 300 tons pulling capacity, the standard winch program uses high-pressure hydraulic, AC/DC electric or steam power.

The company has also developed and supplied diving winch systems and complete offshore tanker loading systems for oil production platforms and loading buoys.

Some examples of Pusnes's versatility include: The shuttle tanker M/T Jarena, awarded the "48th Annual Distinctive Oceangoing Ships Awards" and the "Outstanding Oceangoing Ships of 1983," is equipped with Pusnes high-pressure hydraulic deck machinery and Pusnes single point bow loading and mooring system. The ship, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Heavy Machinery Ltd, Korea, for the Norwegian shipowner Anders •Jahre of Sandefjord for charter to Statfjord Transport, Norway, is a purpose-built tanker for lifting crude oil from the Statfjord North Sea oilfields.

Pusnes has designed and produced the mooring equipment for the Rig-85. The equipment is capable of year-round operation in hostile areas. The rig, ordered by Polar Frontier Drilling, a joint venture of Wilh. Wilhelmsenand Sonat Offshore Drilling, is an all-weather semisubmersible for drilling above the Article Circle. Rig-85 will operate under a long-term charter with Norsk Hydro.

Pusnes has supplied the electrically driven anchor handling equipment and deck machinery for the M/S Finn Barents, built by Horten Verft for K/S Finnmark Supply A/S, and designed specifically for operation in Arctic waters.

Pusnes also designed and manufactured the technically advanced wire mooring system for a crane barge built by Far East Livingston Shipbuilding Ltd., Singapore. The DC-electrical mooring winches are designed for pipelaying operations in the U.S.S.R.

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