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Trico Marine Acquires Two
Trico Marine Services, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire two 279- ft. (85 m) platform supply vessels for approximately $4.4 million. The two state-of-the-art, UT 745 design vessels are currently under construction in Nor- way and are slated for delivery in April and August 2002. Payment terms for each of the vessels call for payments equal to 20 percent during construction and 80 percent upon delivery. "The UT 745 vessels, which are equipped with
DP2 (dynamic positioning) systems, are among the largest, most technological- ly-advanced platform supply vessels available in the industry today," said
Thomas E. Fairley. president and CEO. "The addition of these two vessels to our fleet enhances Trico's ability to ser- vice both the North Sea market and the growing deepwater market worldwide."
AMPS Provides The Power
The AMPS generators is designed to run cooler and more efficient than their diesel counter- parts, the supplied hydraulic pump and fluid reservoir can be used to run other hydraulic sys- tems onboard a vessel.
Advanced Modular Power Systems (AMPS) is the largest manufacturer of hydraulically driven generators, produc- ing approximately 100 units per month in the range from 6 to 30 kW. The marine generators are known as the
CruiseGen, and currently there are 6,000 units in service. The AMPS hydraulic AC generators are designed to provide advantage over traditional diesel powered generator systems. For example, hydraulics reportedly allow the generator to spin at a constant rpm, even with variable engine speeds and loads. In most applications, AMPS hydraulic generators provide clean, quality power from engine idle to engine redline. The company said the units are more dependable, run cooler and less expensive, and take up less space than traditional diesel powered generators. The hydraulic pump and fluid reservoir are provided with AMPS generators, thus with the help of flow control valves, other hydraulic systems onboard may be run off of the same sys- tem as the AMPS generator.
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Thompson Paves The Way
Thompson Engineering is a 48-year- old company that is involved in multi- disciplined engineering design, environ- mental consulting, construction man- agement, construction inspection and materials testing. The company had revenues of $20 million in FY 2000.
Thompson has strong ties to the marine market, and offers a full range of ser- vices such as field landside and marine geotechnical services, marine hydro- graphic surveys, and specialized and chemical laboratory analyses on sam- ples from dredge sites. Thompson has worked to bring several of the GOM area's leading projects to fruition, including a full range of projects for the
Coflexip Stena Offshore Pipe Fabrica- tion Facility. It also designed a 40,000- sq.-ft. manufacturing building, as well as a launch facility at the new Austal
Shipbuilding facility in Mobile, Ala.
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