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Chen Named President
Of Energy Transportation
Kendall G. Chen was recently elected president of Energy Trans- portation Corporation (ETC). ETC is a subsidiary of Energy Transpor- tation Group, Inc. (ETG). ETG/ETC own and operate eight liquefied natural gas carriers. Mr. Chen re- places Donald J. Szostak who served as president for seven years.
Mr. Szostak will continue his rela- tionship with ETC as a consultant.
Another subsidiary of ETG, En- ergy Ammonia Transportation, op- erates a tug/barge in the Gulf of
Mexico. All ETG vessels are under the U.S. flag and employ U.S. citi- zens as officers and crew.
For more information, contact:
Richard A. Gilmore, vice presi- dent, Energy Transportation Group, 1185 Avenue of the Americas, New
York, NY 10036. Telephone: (212)642-9800.
Boyd Elected Executive VP,
CEO Of Coastal Oil
Steven Boyd was recently elected executive vice president and chief operating officer of Coastal Oil
New York, Inc., a subsidiary of The
Coastal Corporation. Mr. Boyd is responsible for all Coastal Oil New
York operations and will be based in
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
Mr. Boyd joined the company in 1988 as vice president of wholesale marketing and later as senior vice president of Coastal Refining & Mar- keting, Inc. Before joining the com- pany he served as vice president of supply and marketing for Texas City
Refining, director of marketing for
Energy Cooperative, Inc., and at
Amoco Corporation, where he held various marketing positions.
Two LNG Carriers
Now In Layup
To Be Reactivated
Only a very few LNG carriers remain in layup and of these, two are soon to be reactivated.
Specifications for the reactivation operation of the two 122,250-cubic- meter LNG carriers LNG Lagos (ex-
Gastor), and LNG Port Harcourt (ex-Nestor), which have both been laid up in Loch Striven, Scotland, for the past 14 years, have been issued to a number of the major ship repair yards. The vessels are ex- pected to leave Loch Striven before the Easter period.
Nigeria's Bonny Gas Transport, a subsidiary of Nigeria LNG Ltd., is to use the two ships for the export of liquefied natural gas from Nigeria to the U.S.
Shell won the contract for techni- cal operation of the two vessels, which includes the reactivation drydocking.
The two steam-powered ships were built by Chantiers de
I'Atlantique, St. Nazaire (Nestor) and Chantiers de France,
Dunkerque (Gastor) during 1976- 77.
Reactivation operations for these two vessels, which are both of the membrane-type containment sys- tem, are likely to take up to 45 days/ ship.
Expanding Its Services
To United States
Barracuda Technologies Inc., one of the world's largest manufactur- ers and suppliers of structural poly- mer alloy foam core materials used in the construction of large FRP sandwich vessels, is expanding its engineering services group to the
United States. The complete engi- neering service will be offered to all builders, designers, and vessel own- ers interested in learning about the construction techniques used to build FRP sandwich vessels and al- low them to evaluate the advan- tages of using FRP sandwich to steel, aluminum or solid fiberglass.
The engineering group will spe- cialize in calculation of all design loads, evaluation of the optimum
FRP sandwich laminates, detailed lamination drawings, material and labor calculations and will even of- fer a training program for employ- ees.
All of the mine-countermeasure vessels built in GRP sandwich, the world's largest GRP sandwich ves- sels and the world's fastest SES pas- senger ferries have all been con- structed using divinycell polymer foam core and Barracuda Technolo- gies' services.
For further information about the services of Barracuda Technologies,
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Singmarine Enters Into
Joint Venture To Build
Aluminum Boats In China
Singmarine Industries Limited recently entered into a joint venture with Wai Yip Engineering Pte. Ltd. of Hong Kong and Zhuhai City Shang
Zhou Fishery Boats Builder of
Guangdong to build aluminum craft and structures in South China. The new company that is being formed is
Xiang Yao Aluminum Craft.
Singmarine Aluminum Craft will provide the management expertise to run the yard located in Zhuhai's economic zone in Guangdong. The company will also provide technol- ogy and equipment to China and train Chinese technical staff in
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