Posted on June 3, 2021
Morgan City, LA: Conrad Shipyard hosted a Steel Cutting Ceremony for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD) at its shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana. The steel is for three 7,100 cubic yard dump scow barges. Conrad will be utilizing multiple strategically located facilities to support GLDD’s operational needs. Delivery for all three vessels is scheduled between the second and third quarters of 2022.
Each identical barge will measure 277’ by 63.5’ by 27.25’. Dump scows are barges which have hopper type cargo carrying compartment and a split hull design to facilitate bottom dumps to discharge dredged material.
Addressing an audience of Conrad and GLDD managers, Brett Wolbrink, Conrad Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer said: “GLDD has awarded Conrad multiple contracts over the past year along with numerous repair and conversion projects. These contract awards and projects re-enforce GLDD’s confidence in Conrad and continues to build on our longstanding partnership that we have enjoyed over the years.
We sincerely thank all the GLDD and Conrad project team members that work together on a daily basis for their professionalism, teamwork and dedication to helping us make these projects successful for both Conrad and GLDD.
ABOUT GREAT LAKES DREDGE & DOCK
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is the largest provider of dredging services in the United States. In addition, the Company has a long history of performing significant international projects. The Company employs experienced civil, ocean and mechanical engineering staff in its estimating, production and project management functions. Great Lakes owns and operates the largest and most diverse fleet in the U.S. dredging industry, comprised of over 200 specialized vessels.
ABOUT CONRAD SHIPYARD
Conrad Shipyard was established in 1948 and is headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana. The company designs, constructs and overhauls tugboats, ferries, liftboats, barges, offshore supply vessels and other steel and aluminum products for both commercial and government markets. Conrad provides both repair and new construction services at its five Gulf Coast shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas.