icestrengthened semisubmersible mobile offshore drilling unit has been developed by MACS of Aberdeen, Scotland. The unit has received warm interest, according to John McLean, head of MACS's design department.
Mr. McLean reported recently that four major oil companies and two drilling contractors had expressed interest for possible use on the Canadian east coast and other Arctic locations where offshore drilling is limited to the ice-free season.
The design, dubbed the "Ice Maiden," calls for a 40,300-ton unit capable of drilling in 1,600 feet of water on anchors and up to 6,000 with the use of dynamic positioning.
A model of the rig is currently undergoing ice tests in Wartsila's laboratory, Finland, and has received initial design approval from Det norske Veritas.
"The vessel will extend the drilling season and will be the first to be able to go into and out of ice under its own power and in safety," said Mr. McLean.
are similar to Atlantic Eagle and Atlantic Hawk - both of which were built at the yard in 1999. They are currently deployed in support of the Canadian East Coast offshore oil industry. Measuring 262 x 59 x 22 ft. (80 x 18 x 6.6 m), the vessels will have four main engines, each at 4,000 kW, which will give
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Rotterdam. The journey took approximately 20 days, and brought the rig from the Gulf of Mexico around the Florida peninsula and up the U.S. and Canadian east coast to Nova Scotia. During the voyage the tug received propulsion assistance from the operation of the Gorilla Ill's twin 112-inch propellers
The Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association (CSSRA) recently held its semiannual general meeting in Ottawa. The CSSRA represents 25 shipbuilding and ship repair firms and 72 allied industries from coast to coast. Meetings of the board of directors and allied members were also held.
Canadian Pacific intends to purchase a one-third share in Dart Containerline Company Limited, it was announced recently. The proposed share purchase will provide Canadian Pacific with an opportunity to participate in the large and growing volume of trade between the United States and Western Europe
New Policies And An Oil And Gas Bonanza Promise A Bright Future Recent news from the Canadian Arctic and the offshore continues to give promise of a bonanza of oil and gas. Exploration activity is proceeding at a good pace despite the oil glut and the drop in energy prices. The petroleum industry
The Canadian shipbuilder and repairer, Davie Shipbuilding Limited of Quebec, has been purchased by the Vancouver-based Versatile Corporation, already a significant shipyard operator and one of Canada's top 100 industrial manufacturers. This acquisition makes Versatile a major force in Canadian
A survey conducted by the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association points to a need for over 400 new vessels and floating equipment at a total cost (in 1981 dollars) of over $33 billion over the next 10 years. Expenditures, says the association, have already begun to build up with $700
The supply and anchor-handling vessels that are deployed on the east coast of Canada are basically a transfer of equipment, technology and experience that evolved in the northern parts of the North Sea in the middle to later 1970s. The North Sea as a whole tends to compare environmentally with the
ports, Delta will serve ports in Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, the Caribbean and Central America; (b) from U.S. Pacific and Canadian coast ports, express passengercargoliner service is offered to Mexico, Panama, Caribbean Islands, Central America, east coast Colombia, Venezuela
Deliveries of vessels by member yards of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association in the first six months of 1978 totaled 22 with an estimated gross tonnage of 97,161. This compares with 12 vessels and a gross tonnage of 74,380 in the same period of 1977. The 1978 tonnage represents
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