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New Low Weight, Low

Cost Modules Delivered

For North Sea Rig

Trans Construction's lightweight module for the

Polymariner platform being outfitted while lying on a barge. The two knobs on the roof are pad eyes for crane hooks.

The 96-berth 'E' module for the semisubmersible rig Polymariner was recently delivered after a con- struction period of only six months.

It is a four-level, 39.4-foot high block with a base area of 39.4 by 60 feet and weighing only 260 tons.

Low weight is inherent in the construction method developed by

Trans Construction of Lillestrom,

Norway, using corrugated steel walls as load-bearing members. A unit will weigh 50 to 70 percent less and cost one-third less than a steel unit of conventional construction.

Another low-weight Trans Con- struction unit for the same platform is a 47.9 by 30.2 foot helicopter- lobby extension with arrival and departure halls, two briefing rooms, office and toilets.

Both modules were built at

Marstrand and outfitted lying on barges by NSS Stalkonstruktion AB at Hunnebostrand on the Swedish west coast. Upon completion the modules were towed to Haugesund in Norway.

For further information about

Trans Construction,

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Jugolinija Changes

Company Name

To Croatia Line

Jugolinija, a leading Croatian shipping company and one of the 15 most distinctive world carriers in its class, recently announced a change in the company's name. The new name for the company is Croatia


Under the name of Jugolinija, the shipping company was established in 1947. Its fleet consists of 51 vessels, half of these being container, multipurpose and container RO/RO vessels. The company operates its regular and tramp services all over the world.

Along with the change in the com- pany name, Croatia Line is expected to move to larger headquarters in the near future.

Transocean Awarded $94 Million Heidrun

Drill Contract

The award of the $94 million

Heidrun development drilling con- tract to Norwegian rig owner

Transocean has been confirmed by


The semisubmersible rigTransocean 8 is expected to begin the contract on

September 15 and the work could last until May 1,1995. The rig is on charter to Norsk Hydro until late July 1992.

Heidrun, a project operated by

Conoco, will develop oil and gas re- serves in the Haltenbanken area using the world's first concrete ten- sion leg platform.

Transocean 8 will be operated from Vestbase, Kristiansund, and

Conoco will establish a base there in

April to prepare for the installation of the 56-slot, 2,000-ton drilling tem- plate.

The Heidrun program requires a second rig to be hired in 1994. Bro- kers believe the Transocean 8 was chartered at over $90,000 per day, with an escalation clause setting out rate rises in future years.

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