The following is text of a news release from Bollinger Shipyards:
(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards has been awarded a contract to construct an ocean transport barge for General Dynamics Electric Boat.
“We are pleased to announce that we will be constructing the ocean transport barge for Electric Boat, which will transport submarine modules to Electric Boat’s Groton (Conn.) Shipyard for final assembly and test," said Bollinger President and CEO Ben Bordelon. "The Bollinger management team and talented workforce are proud to be part of this program.”
The concept and contract design for the 395-by-100-foot barge was performed by the Bristol Harbor Group Inc. The detail design engineering will be performed at the Bollinger Lockport new construction facility, and the construction will take place at the Bollinger Marine Fabrication facility in Amelia, La. Delivery is scheduled for 2021.