C&C Marine and Repair acquires new fabrication building

(BELLE CHASSE, La.) — C&C Marine and Repair has announced the acquisition of a 35,000-square-foot fabrication building from Versabar Inc. The new fabrication bay brings C&C Marine and Repairs total, under-roof, indoor fabrication facilities to 540,000 square feet. The new facility has four 40-ton overhead gantry cranes, equipped with 10-ton auxiliary cranes.

C&C Marine and Repair took possession of the building from Versabar following the expiration of a lease back provision in the 2018 purchase agreement between the two parties. C&C Marine and Repair will utilize the new building for new construction projects. “We will make some minor modifications to the building, but otherwise we should be able to start vessel fabricating by June 2020," said Tony Cibilich, owner of C&C Marine and Repair.

This latest expansion to the C & C Marine and Repair shipyard follows the completion of their new 6,600-square-foot pipe blasting shop in March.

The recent expansion and improvements to the shipyard have been made to accommodate the growing pipeline of projects. Through the first quarter of 2020, C&C Marine and Repair has completed production of a 6,600-hp triple z-drive towboat, a 2,600-hp towboat, two deck barges, a spud barge, and two 30,000-barrel tank barges. By the end of the second quarter, C&C Marine will have completed and delivered a second 2,600-hp towboat, another deck barge, and a 2,000-hp diesel-electric cutterhead suction dredge, in addition to multiple projects in various stages of construction.

By Professional Mariner Staff