Tuesday, August 15 2000
New CFO for Tidewater
Succeeding Tamblyn as Tidewater's chief financial officer is J. Keith Lousteau, a senior vice president and the company's treasurer. He has been with Tidewater for 23 years
Tidewater also announced the promotion
of Joseph M. Bennett, the company controller, to the additional
position of vice-president.
Offshore jacking systems alliance
Offshore Systems & Deck Machinery, LLC is a Dallas, Texas-based company owned one-third each by The Oilgear Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Superior Fabricators, Inc. of Baldwin, Louisiana; and Lantec Industries of Langley, British Columbia.
The designs developed by the partners use
proven technology that is claimed to be technically superior
to any system available today. The system continuously monitors
the operational state of each of the pinions as well as the overall
system in real time.
Doug Hines, OSL president, said: "By combining our new load sharing electric drive subsystem with the large capacity pre-design mechanical gear equipment of Philadelphia Gear we bring to the industry a capability that has not yet been available."
"Our new 1000 kip per pinion system."
he continued "will offer an alternative to the older designs
of jacking systems that have not made improvements in the last
10-15 years. This becomes even more important with the addition
of loads for combination drilling / production type jacking rig
Celebrity ships get LR "green"
The notation recognizes Celebrity Cruises' compliance with LR's Provisional Rules for Environmental Protection and confirms Celebrity's commitment to ensure its ships operate to a high environmental standard.
At a presentation attended by senior executives from Celebrity Cruises and LR, John Stansfeld, president of Lloyd's Register Americas, Inc., congratulated the company on being the first to achieve this standard for three of its existing vessels and on its foresight in pursuing environmental certification for its entire cruise ship fleet.
To achieve this award, all vessels underwent a comprehensive process of plan appraisal and survey and audit to demonstrate compliance with requirements for:
In addition to the core requirements, Celebrity
opted to satisfy the enhanced requirements for anti-fouling systems
and accordingly, the supplementary character, A, has been assigned
to both Century and Galaxy in recognition of their
use of tin free anti-fouling coatings.