Bender To Construct Two Jackup Vessels For Work In Gulf Of Mexico
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. of Mobile, Ala., has received an order from Nolty J. Teriot, Inc. of Golden Meadow, La., for two 175-foot class self-elevating workboats designed for maintenance of offshore production platforms. The order calls for the first vessel to be completed by midyear 1991, and the second vessel by late summer. The self-elevating workboats, commonly called jackup vessels, will be used for maintenance work on production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. In these maintenance programs, the vessels are positioned beside the platform and can jack up next to it for repairs and maintenance. Powered by Caterpillar engines, the vessels are being designed to work in waters in excess of 100 feet and will be equipped with one 60- ton crane and one 15-ton crane. Bender Shipbuilding was also recently awarded a $350,000 contract for the topside repair and modification of the USNS Lynch (AGOR-7).
The Lynch is a 207-foot-long oceanographic research vessel operated by MAR Ship Operators, Rockville, Md., for the U.S. Navy.
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. is a full-service shipyard that builds, converts and repairs vessels for commercial and government owners and operators. Founded in 1919, Bender is a major supplier of offshore supply vessels for use in the Gulf of Mexico.
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