Conrad Shipyard delivers first of two new liftboats to Alliance Offshore

(MORGAN CITY, La.) — Conrad Shipyard, L.L.C., a Conrad Industries, Inc. company, has delivered the M/V J.B. MOFFETT to Alliance Offshore of Larose, LA.

The J.B. MOFFETT is a 200’ class liftboat. It is equipped with CAT C18 main propulsion coupled with Twin Disc MGX516 gears delivering 600HP each at 1800 RPM. There are 8 Braden C400 gearboxes per leg being driven by auxiliary Cat C18’s. The Gensets are CAT C9 175 Kw. The lifting devices are by TechCrane International. There is one F60 fixed boom and an L200 125 ton lattice boom. The interior accommodates 43 with mess seating for 24. The boat is propelled by two 60” x 50” Troost 4 blade Propellers.

Alliance Offshore believes quality personnel plus quality equipment equate to the delivery of consistent quality service to their clients. Kelly B. Steele Sr., President of Alliance, went on to say “this addition to the fleet only reinforces that equation”. Furthermore, Mr. Steele indicated expectations are to add at least 2 newly built vessels to their fleet every year over the next 10 years.

Conrad Shipyard in Morgan City is currently working on the sister vessel which will be named the M/V MISS LYNNE and delivered later in Q4 2013. “We look forward to continuing to watch Alliance grow through this exciting time in the Gulf. They have been and will continue to be a great partner for Conrad Shipyard,” says Terry Frickey, COO and VP of Conrad Shipyard.

Founded in February of 1998, Alliance Offshore is a provider of liftboats, Crew Boats & Supply Vessels, and is headquartered in Larose, Louisiana. They specialize in providing these marine assets for shallow shelf waters in the US, Gulf of Mexico. Their customer base includes major and independent oil & gas companies, gas transmission companies and oil & gas service companies.

Conrad Industries, Inc., established in 1948 and headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana, designs, builds and overhauls tugboats, ferries, liftboats, barges, offshore supply vessels and other steel and aluminum products for both the commercial and government markets. The company provides both repair and new construction services at its five shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas.

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By Professional Mariner Staff