The following is the text of a news release from Conrad Industries:
(MORGAN CITY, La.) — Conrad Shipyard recently delivered Double Skin 510A, a 55,000-barrel capacity asphalt barge, to the Vane Brothers Co. of Baltimore, Md. In operation since 1898, Vane Brothers is a multi-faceted marine transportation provider offering services along the East Coast.
Bristol Harbor Group Inc. was contracted by Conrad to develop the design based on a previous proven hull design that BHGI had completed for Conrad in 2014. Double Skin 510A was constructed at Conrad’s Deepwater South facility and will operate out of Philadelphia, Pa.
Conrad Shipyard was established in 1948 and is headquartered in Morgan City, La. The company designs, builds and overhauls tugboats, ferries, liftboats, barges, offshore supply vessels and other steel and aluminum products for both commercial and government markets. The company provides both repair and new construction services at its five Gulf Coast shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas.
Click here to view a video of the delivery.