Great Lakes Shipyard gets Army Corps dry-docking contract

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The following is the text of a news release from Great Lakes Shipyard:

(CLEVELAND) — Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Detroit District for the dry-docking and repairs of the Floating Plant, based at the Detroit Field Station.

The shipyard will perform routine dry-docking, maintenance and repairs of the tug Demolen, crane barge Veler and deck scow BC-6576. In addition to dry-docking the vessels, work includes underwater hull cleaning and maintenance; inspection of propulsion and steering systems; sea valves maintenance; bearing inspections; and other routine cleaning, maintenance and repairs. In addition, the scope of work also includes renewal of four large deck hatches on the crane barge Veler.

This will be the first time the Detroit District Floating Plant has been dry-docked using Great Lakes Shipyard’s 700-metric-ton capacity Marine Travelift. All three vessels were hauled out on Oct. 26 and work will commence immediately. The vessels are scheduled for redelivery to the USACE in mid-December.

By Professional Mariner Staff