FirstWave/Newpark Adds To Senior Management Staff Joining FirstWave/Newpark is Frank R. Pierce as corporate vice president and CFO, along with Tom Godfrey in the newly created position of vice president, ship repair. Pierce joins FirstWave with more than 20 years experience, most recently at GulfMark Offshore, a publicly held offshore vessel company. Godfrey, who has held many senior level positions in the industry, comes to FirstWave from Colonna's Shipyard where he was president & CEO.
FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding has been awarded a contract by Diamond Offshore Drilling of Houston, Texas for completion of upgrades to the drillship Ocean Clipper, which returned to Galveston for the additional upgrades on August 16. "We're pleased that Diamond brought Ocean Clipper back to our yard for this project," said Francis Fair, FirstWave's executive vice president Galveston Operations. "FirstWave performed work on Clipper earlier this year
Providing ship repair, conversion, new construction and related services for barges and other vessels, FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding has garnered three new contracts. Pleiades Shipping Agents awarded the company for collision damage repair of the 55,000-dwt vessel, MT Nestos. The ship, which sustained damage on its port side near the bow and just above the waterline, underwent repairs at the company’s East Pelican Island facility.
FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding was awarded a contract by Blessey Marine Services of Hanrahan, La. for the construction of a 30,000-bbl capacity double-hulled tank barge. Measuring 298 x 54 x 13 ft. (90.8 x 16.4 x 3.9 m) the vessel will be built at FirstWave's Greens Bayou Facility for a June 2000 delivery. FirstWave was also granted a contract by Global Industries of Carlyss, La. for a scheduled drydocking and routine regulatory maintenance of the Small Water-plane Area Twin Hull (SWATH)
FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding was granted a contract by Pride Offshore of Houma, La. for repair and maintenance of the jack-up drilling rig Pride Colorado. The rig, which arrived at the company's East Pelican Island facility in Galveston during mid-October, will be drydocked on a heavylift barge for inspection and repair, if required. Newpark has completed three successful dockings on lift barges in the past.
FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding has been awarded a contract from Global Marine Drilling Company of Houston, Texas for final commissioning of drilling equipment and other miscellaneous completion work on the newbuild drillship Glomar Jack Ryan. The vessel left builder Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on August 20 and is scheduled to arrive at FirstWave's East Pelican Island Facility in Galveston early September.
Schlumberger/Sedco Forex has contracted FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding for upgrades and maintenance work on the offshore semi-submersible drilling rig Bill Shoemaker. The rig was brought into Newpark Shipbuilding's East Pelican Island yard in Galveston, Texas in December 1998. The company provides repair, conversion, new construction and related services for barges, boats, ships, offshore rigs, and other vessels in the offshore and inland marine industries.
FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding has been awarded a contract by Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, La. for the construction of 10 double skin tank barges. All 10 barges are scheduled for delivery in 1999.
FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding was granted two contracts from Marine Drilling Company. The Marine Rig 202 arrived from Singapore on June 26 for skirt repairs and replacement to the rig mat. The Marine Rig 201 - also from Singapore arrived at Newpark's East Pelican Island Facility June 28 for minor repairs and loadout.
Providing ship repair, conversion, new construction and related services for barges and other vessels, FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding has garnered three new contracts. Pleiades Shipping Agents awarded the company for collision damage repair of 55,000-dwt vessel, MT Nestos. The ship, which sustained damage on its port side near the bow and just above the waterline, underwent repairs at the company's East Pelican Island facility.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Press Release
Bollinger to Build Two Jumbo Coal Barges Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has signed a contract to build two, 250-ft., double hull, jumbo coastwise service, single rake hopper barges for Tide Leasing, LLC, Birmingham, Ala. Construction has begun on the first barge and building of the
ACL Buys ConAgra Barge Fleet ConAgra Inc., the second largest U.S. food manufacturer, has agreed to sell American Commercial Lines LLC (ACL) its large U.S. inland barge fleet and operations. Financial terms of the deal, which ConAgra said was part of ongoing series of strategic divestments
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FirstWave and A&P Group have laid the foundation for the first global network dedicated to marine repair. This alliance will initially capitalize on the multi-site facilities and knowledge of both companies in offshore vessel maintenance, rig repairs and complex conversions
E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Inc. has received EIDC 13, the second of three identical barges being built for the company by FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding. The inland service, double-skin tank barge measures 230 x 42 x 12 ft., and has a capacity of 2,200 short tons of product.