(MORGAN CITY, La.) — Conrad Shipyard has delivered the first of four ABS-classed spud barges to McDonough Marine Service, headquartered in Metairie, La.
The identical spud barges measure 180 feet by 54 feet by 12.5 feet, have deck strength of 2,500 pounds PSF, and four spud wells. The remaining barges are on schedule for delivery in the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2021.
The barges are being constructed at Conrad’s Deepwater South facility in Amelia, La., one of five Conrad shipyards located along the Louisiana/Texas Gulf Coast.
McDonough Marine Service is a leader in the marine transportation and logistics industry, owning the largest fleet of deck barges available for charter on the market. The company’s fleet consists of inland and ocean barges, including deck barges, spud and power spud barges, hopper barges and shale barges.
“Our company is committed to providing our clients with engineered barge design standards to address the changing requirements in our markets,” said Patrick Stant, president of McDonough Marine Services. “Our new build campaigns will continue to improve the quality of assets for our chartering program.”
— Conrad Shipyard