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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Superior Equipment News

Sonsub’s HOS Innovator Completes First Year

Sonsub’s versatile 240 ft., Class II DP vessel, the HOS INNOVATOR, has completed a its first year of operations in the Gulf of Mexico. During this time the HOS INNOVATOR had no LTI’S (Lost Time Incidents) and held 321 safety/toolbox meetings. These accomplishments are the result of dedicated personnel, technically superior equipment and the help from our established, long-term partners. The vessel, permanently outfitted with a 200 Hp INNOVATORâ ROV and a 36 ton, 75 ft. box boom crane, has assisted with some of the largest projects in the Gulf of Mexico. The HOS INNOVATOR spread has thus far performed tasks including pre-lay pipeline route inspections, pipeline crossing mat installations, pig pushing operations and wellhead change-outs.

MN 100: Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy Corporation

With more than 150 years of experience, Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy (SLM) is a leading U.S. company in the design, manufacture and service of marine deck equipment, dock equipment, and other machinery. The company’s roots reach back to the founding of its parent company, Lidgerwood Manufacturing, in 1873, which went on to purchase Superior Iron Works (Est. 1895) and Mundy Hoisting (Est. 1879) to form what is now the SLM Corp. SLM’s products include winches, capstans, hoists, car pullers, barge haul systems and in-haul systems. Customers include the U.S.

Markey Deck Machinery on Canadian Ice Class Tugs

Robert Allan designed TundRA 100 with Markey equipment. It will be built by Ocean Industries Inc.

Markey Equipment Selected For New Canadian Super Ice Class Tugs. Markey Machinery is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the order for a complete suite of deck machinery for the most powerful Harbor Class Tugs ever to be built in Canada. The tugs will be operated by Group Ocean of Quebec, Canada for harbor operations, ship escort services, short and long distance towing, as well as rescue operations and wreck removals. The new TunDRA 100 tugs, highly powerful, efficient and versatile…

Tech File: Bulk Barge Cargo Transfer Systems Solution

Pontchartrain Materials Company finds innovative solution for barge unloading applications. Located in New Orleans, La., Pontchartrain Materials Corporation, LLC provides aggregates to general contractors as well as asphalt and ready-mix companies. In addition to their chief product, limestone, the family-owned company sells recycled concrete and recycled asphalt. Pontchartrain sources the material from quarries in northern states, transferring it down the Mississippi River by barge to one of three company aggregate yards or directly to customers in the New Orleans and surrounding area.

MN100: Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy Corporation

(Photo: Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy Corporation)

The Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy Corporation (SLM) is the result of the combining of three companies who were engaged in similar activities. Over time, Lidgerwood purchased the Superior Iron Works of Superior, Wisconsin and Mundy Hoisting of Newark, NJ. Now all manufacturing and administrative activities of Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy are accomplished at Superior, Wisconsin, which has over 65,000 sq ft of manufacturing and warehouse space. Today, SLM has evolved into a highly diversified small business engaged in the manufacture of hoists…

Tuppen Joins Wild Well Control

James Tuppen, Manager, International Well Control Operations

Wild Well Control, a Superior Energy Services company, announces that James Tuppen has joined the company as Manager, International Well Control Operations. Tuppen has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry involving snubbing services, pressure control and well control operations. “With his strong pressure and well control experience, James will be a great asset to our Middle East/North Africa region and our global operations as well,” said Freddy Gebhardt, President, Wild Well Control.

Ports America Refocuses, Oakland Lease Goes

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Ports America, the largest stevedore and terminal operating company in the United States, is refocusing its business strategies on the West Coast through additional investments and expansion of services into new terminals. Areas of concentration include Los Angeles, Long Beach, the Pacific Northwest and western Canada. These regions have been identified as most suited to its realignment goals. Ports America’s long-standing joint venture partnership at West Basin Container Terminal…

Hornbeck Offshore to Acquire Superior Achiever

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Superior Offshore International, Inc, a subsea construction and commercial diving services company, to acquire the Superior Achiever, a T-22 class DP-3 new generation multi-purpose support vessel and related owner-furnished equipment, currently under construction at Merwede Shipyard in Holland with an anticipated fourth quarter 2008 delivery. Merwede Shipyard is also building for Hornbeck the HOS Iron Horse, a T-22 class DP-3 MPSV of the same design, with an expected fourth quarter 2009 delivery. With the pending acquisition of the Superior Achiever, the Company's MPSV program now consists of four vessels.

Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey Launches 110-ft RV

Norwood, New Jersey — May 10, 2011 — Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, [ http://www.alpineocean.com ] a provider of marine surveying and data collection services, announces the launch of the multi-use research vessel, the R/V Shearwater. With the addition of this new vessel, Alpine can now further expand its offerings of turnkey data collection and other surveying services to offshore clients, including wind, tidal, civil engineering, shoreline protection, submarine cable, pipeline, oil, and natural gas project developers.

Bollinger To Build Two Liftboats For Cardinal Services

Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La., has signed a contract to build two 245-ft. (74.6 m) class liftboats for Cardinal Services, a subsidiary of Superior Energy Services, Inc., Harvey, La. Construction will begin at Bollinger Marine Fabricators, Inc., Amelia, La. this month with deliveries scheduled for February 2002 and June 2002. The liftboats, which will be able to operate in water depths of up to 180-ft., will expand Superior's fleet from 49 to 51. Superior owns and operates the largest and most diverse liftboat fleet in the world. The 245-ft. (74.6 m) class liftboats will be 141 ft. (42.9 m), with molded hulls of 67 ft. (20.4 m) and hull depths of 13 ft. (3.9 m). Their 6,550 sq. ft. deck capacities will be more than 1 million lbs.

Bollinger To Build Two Liftboats For Cardinal Services

Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La., has signed a contract to build two 245-ft. (74.6 m) class liftboats for Cardinal Services, a subsidiary of Superior Energy Services, Inc., Harvey, La. Construction will begin at Bollinger Marine Fabricators, Inc., Amelia, La. this month with deliveries scheduled for February 2002 and June 2002. The liftboats, which will be able to operate in water depths of up to 180-ft., will expand Superior's fleet from 49 to 51. Superior owns and operates the largest and most diverse liftboat fleet in the world. The 245-ft. (74.6 m) class liftboats will be 141 ft. (42.9 m), with molded hulls of 67 ft. (20.4 m) and hull depths of 13 ft. (3.9 m). Their 6,550 sq. ft. deck capacities will be over 1 million lbs.

HB Rentals’ Eagle Ford Contract & New Texas Facility

Onsite accommodation specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has opened an additional facility in Texas and has been awarded a one-year contract to provide onsite living quarters with offices for four rigs operating in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas. The additional facility is located in Laredo, Texas. This yard was strategically added in order to support customers’ needs to provide the highest level of support and equipment in the Eagle Ford shale region. The facility will have accommodations, communications equipment and auxiliary equipment on site as well as the certified technicians and staff to deliver, install and maintain the equipment provide ongoing service.

George Tech Div Manager at HB Rentals

Photo courtesy Foster Marketing Communications

Accommodations specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has named Clayton George Technical Division Manager, announced President Deidre Toups. In this role, George will manage project teams for the design of modular offshore living quarters and will be based in the company’s Broussard, La., office. George has extensive industry experience in project management and previously served in this capacity for DPS Delta; Berard, Habetz & Associates; Superior Offshore; and Delta Compression & Equipment.

HB Rentals Contract in Gulf of Mexico

Offshore accommodation specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, recently was awarded a six-month, $2.5m contract. HB Rentals provided accommodations, auxiliary equipment and communication systems for five barges working along the Gulf Coast. The accommodations include complete living quarter packages consisting of sleepers, galleys, diners, offices, recreation rooms and utility buildings as well as power generation, sewage, potable water and communication systems.

Vacon Receives Frost & Sullivan's Product of the Year Award

Frost & Sullivan has named Vacon 10, Vacon's new micro drive, the 2008 Product of the Year for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in the micro drives domain. The Frost & Sullivan Award for Product of the Year is presented each year to the product that has demonstrated superior performance, features and is competitively priced. The 2008 Frost & Sullivan Award for Product of the Year for OEMs in the micro drives (up to 5.5 kW) domain will be handed to Vacon by Frost & Sullivan's representative at the SPS/IPC/Drives exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, on November 27, 2007.

Hamworthy Delivers Pumps for Four VLCCs

Fluid-handling specialist Hamworthy has signed a contract with marine equipment purchaser Hua Hai Engineering & Equipment Co., Ltd to deliver pump room systems for installation on four very large crude carriers (VLCCs) to be constructed in China. The ships, which will be built for CSC Nanjing Tanker Co., Ltd (NJTC) at Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, follow on from 10 previous VLCCs contracted by the same owner at Jiangnan Shipyard and Bohai Shipyard, all of which are being equipped with pump room systems from Hamworthy. “This contract was won due to the proven technical ability of our equipment on previously built VLCCs,” said Terje Bjornemo, Hamworthy Pump Room Systems Sales Director.

Blackmon Announces Boat Yard Liquidation

By order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Mississippi Case No. 09-15836-NPO Greenville, Mississippi. Blackmon Auctions has been in business since 1938 and conducts auctions all over the U.S. Specializing in On-Site auctions of Construction, Marine and Other Industrial Equipment. Blackmun has been been ordered by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to liquidate assets of Superior Boats Works, a family owned company in the business of ship building and ship maintenance since the 1970’s. 1977 Superior Boatworks M/V Capt. Blackmon Auctions, Inc.

SLM Winches: Commercial, On Deck and Heavy Duty

S Series Barge Haul winch

Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy’s standardized commercial winches are tough, customizable and built to last. For 150 years, Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy (SLM) has been at the forefront of innovation for the Marine Sector. Focusing on the strict Navy and USACE standards for much of that time has given the firm a unique perspective upon which to build long lasting and reliable products in the marketplace. In 2010, SLM decided to split its resources into Commercial and Defense divisions.

Caterpillar To Launch New CAT® CG137-8 Generator Set

CG137-8 Gas  Engine

Caterpillar Oil & Gas will unveil the new Cat CG137-8 natural gas generator set  at the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, North Dakota during the 2014 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference  now in progress from May 20 – 22nd. The new Cat CG137-8 generator set provides 282 ekW (352 kVA), 60 Hz @ 1800 rpm of rated power, offering customers an additional power node to complement existing Cat power solutions in land production applications. The CG137-8 generator set will now be available to order from the global Cat dealer network.

Emilsen Fisk Buys a Workboat from Tuco Marine

The 11-meter ProZero workboat will be used for passenger transport at the Emilsen Fisk AS breeding plant off Rørvik (Image: Tuco Marine)

Danish shipbuilder Tuco Marine rounded out 2017 with the sale of another ProZero boat for the Norwegian fish farming sector. Emilsen Fisk in Rørvik has ordered a ProZero boat tailored to breeders' specific requirements. The 11-meter ProZero workboat, purchased through Tuco subsidiary ProZero Norge AS, will be used for passenger transport at the Emilsen Fisk AS breeding plant off Rørvik. Tuco noted that the vessel’s deep-V bottom secures a comfortable ride and exceptional seakeeping capabilities – all-important qualities if the crew is to arrive rested and ready at the facility.

Superior Energy Services Inc. Opens Singapore Office

Superior Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: SPN) announces it has opened a new location in Singapore to serve as a base of operations for Superior Energy Services’ Marine Division, HB Rentals and Premier Oilfield Rentals and to be a resource for any Superior employee traveling through the region. This development is in line with Superior’s commitment to the development of international markets.

Superior Energy Promotes Harris

Superior Energy Services promoted Paul Harris to international business development manager-Marine Division. Harris has been with Superior’s Marine Division for three years, most recently in overall business development. Harris’s new responsibilities will include increasing Superior’s international presence as well as continuing to maintain domestic business relationships. Before joining Superior, Harris worked for Danos & Curole and the Natco Group in developing trade with the United Kingdom, Nigeria and Canada.

Furuno Celebrates 25 Years

Back in 1978, Furuno U.S.A. was formed to serve one of the largest markets in the world for marine electronics. Top management at Furuno Electric Company in Nishinomiya City, Japan recognized not only the strength of the U.S. market, but for its potential for Furuno’s quality radar, navigation, sonar and communication electronics to assist professional and recreational mariners. “Furuno’s premier branding is a combined effort of our parent company’s dedication to designing innovative products and the sales & service support of our dealer network over the last 25 years,” said Jim Atteridge, President of Furuno U.S.A. “Since the beginning of Furuno USA in 1978, the company has continued to reinvest in its U.S.

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