Shipyards Vice President, Blount Boats. “We lost out in our bid for the Hornblower New York ferry project,” says Blount, “but we do have another undisclosed new construction project in the yard.” Blount also says that Blount Boats has been repairing 47 ft MLBs for the U.S. Coast Guard under three contracts. With Deepwater’s Block Island Wind Farm set to start commercial operations this month, Blount is optimistic that additional opportunities to build Crew Transfer Vessels such as the Atlantic Pioneer will arise. Blount Boats has a license agreement to build the entire portfolio of Isle of Wightbased South Boats IOW’s portfolio. The company is the leading designer and builder of CTVs for the European offshore wind farm market.
compliant eng ines using exhaust gas recirculation engines.
C&C Marine C&C Marine and Repair, Belle Chasse, LA, has completed a 200 ft x 35 ft x 12 ft double-skin tank barge, according to naval architectural and marine engineering firm The Shearer Group, Inc., Seabrook, TX, the contract designer for the barge. The double-skin tank barge, which is
the first in a series that will be built by C&C Marine, is a flush deck barge with externally framed tanks and certified as a Subchapter O, USCG, acid barge.
Progress on Citywide Ferries A series of new 85 ft, 150-passenger aluminum catamaran ferries are quickly taking shape at both Metal Shark Aluminum Boats, Jeanerette, LA, and Horizon Shipbuilding, Bayou LaBatre, AL, for New York City. The
Conrad Reels In Tug, Barge Contracts While it was one of the shipyards in the running to build the new Staten Island ferries for the NYDOT, Morgan City, LA-headquartered Conrad Shipyard has, over the last six months, been able to secure a mix of government and commercial newbuild contracts for tug and barge construction. Besides the contracts with Vane Brothers, Conrad also won orders to build two deck barges and one crane barge for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. On the commercial side, Conrad Shipyard has inked a deal with Seattle-based Harley Marine Services of Seattle, WA, for two 4,560 hp ATB tugs. The two new tugs will be 116-feet in length, will be powered by GE 6L250 Tier Four diesel engines rated at 2,280 hp engines, and were designed by naval architects Entech Design of New Orleans. Both vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2017. Me a nw h i l e , C o n r a d S h i p y a r d h a s grabbed another contract from a West Coast owner. Young Brothers, Limited, Hawaii’s largest inter-island cargo service provider, has signed a contract valued at nearly $80 million with Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, LA, covering construction of four new tugs. The first tug will be delivered in the first quarter of 2018, and the fourth by the first quarter of 2019. The 6,000 hp, 123 ft x 36.5 ft tugs are designed to match with Young Brothers’ fleet of modern high capacity barges (delivered from 2007 to 2010). To be known as the Kapena Class, the tugs will be built to Damen Stan 3711 design and will be powered by General Electric, 8L250MDC, EPA Tier 4 emissions November 2016 // Marine Log 35