The 900,000-bbl FPSO Farwah, to be operated in offshore block CI37, 100 km offshore Libya, was launched at IZAR's Fene yard in October. Construction of the FPSO 'Farwah' was started at Fene yard less than one year ago, after in mid-2001 Antwerpbased Exmar
"Conversion of Maersk Lines E Class Ships to Maritime Prepositioning Ships (T-AKX)" was the topic of a technical paper presented at a recent dinner meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
A recent clutch of 'Rolls-Royce' shipboard equipment and technology contracts in Norway arising out of specialized, capital-intensive newbuild projects testified to the U.K. group's march into the commercial marine domain. For sure, the emergence
Although long in the vanguard of containership technology, Germany's Hapag-Lloyd did not feel compelled to join the early rush towards vessels of wider-than-Panamax gauge. Once the prudent Hamburg company decided to embrace the concept, however,
In response to an increasing number of serious marine steam boiler casualties, a panel of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' Ships' Machinery Committee has completed a guide for anyone involved in operating this equipment, which
The cantilever type jackup drilling rig Sugar Ratna, ordered by the Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India, was completed recently at the Osaka Works (Sakai) of Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Immediately following delivery, the rig left under tow for India,
Burrard Yarrows Corporation, Victoria, B.C., Canada, was recently awarded a $38-million contract for the conversion and modifications to two more B.C. ferries. The work is similar to but more extensive than that done earlier on the Queen of Vancouver and
A new report from international shipping consultants, Westinform, suggests that changing liner trades are making many general cargo vessels obsolete. This is not just because of the usual problems associated with age, such as loss of performance and increasing maintenance and repair,