Offshore-Inland Provides the Fix

Established in 1983 to provide timely, cost effective hydraulic remanufacturing services to the pulp and paper, marine, offshore and steel industries. Offshore Inland Services has dominated this niche. To extend its expertise within the oceangoing marine and offshore industry, the company formed a second group to provide a more concentrated focus. A turnkey service provider. Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services is known throughout the industry for providing quick turnaround while maintaining high quality and controlled costs.

The company has often been referred to as the "shipyard on wheels." as it is willing to meet its customer's needs, wherever those needs may be. oftentimes dispatching crews of 10-15 workers to locales near and far. The company recently expanded its facilities to accommodate growing levels of business. The new waterfront location — boasts all the features necessary to complete large-scale marine and oilfield projects including unobstructed access to the Gulf of Mexico. Located at 7611 Lake Rd. South. Bldg. 500. Mobile. Ala. 36605.

Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services is now better positioned to serve the needs of the offshore drilling and ocean-going marine industries. The new location has a 600-ft. (82.8-m) double deck concrete pier, 970-ft. (295.6-m) of total bulkhead area and 38 ft. (11.5 m) of water depth. Directly in front of the pier is a deepwater turning basin 55 ft. (16.7 m) deep and 1,000 ft. (304.8 m) in diameter.

Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services new facility also has more than three acres of fabrication and lay down area along with 50 tons of total overhead crane capabilities.

Recent projects the company has taken on, prior to moving to its new operation, include several jobs (vessels Leonard Jones. Amos Runner and Max Smith) for Noble Dr lling. Work involved a variety of improvements, specifically on Leonard Jones, which received new shell shakers and a flare boom piping system. Max Smith underwent structural repairs to bulkheads on its pontoon.

Offshore Inland also took on a project for Haliburton's Semi II. replacing its hot/cold piping system in the accommodation area, as well as the provision of accommodation modules.

One of Offshore's more formidable jobs was completed last summer on Cal Dive International's Intrepid, which received a new motion suppression system, as well as nozzle repairs on its fuel tank.

Offshore Inland also took on a barge pair for J. Ray McDermott — Derrick Barge 50 and Derrick Barge 60. Work on Barge 50 included the removal, overhaul and installation of sheaves, while the 60 incurred installation of cooling water piping and steel deck renewals, as well as the installation of a hydraulic operating system for its derrick crane.

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