ATB Delivered by Alabama Shipyard

Friday, January 14, 2000
Alabama Shipyard, Inc. delivered Nicole Leigh Reinauer and RTC 135, an articulated tug/barge (ATB) unit, built for Reinauer Transportation Companies of New York. Alabama Shipyard designed the 135,000 barrel, 460-ft. double-hulled barge in compliance with OPA 90 regulations. Bob Hill of Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering designed the 7,200 hp twin-screw 124 ft. tug, built by Alabama Shipyard's sister company, Atlantic Marine. The ocean-going tug/barge unit features a patented Intercon tug/barge coupler system designed and built by Intercontinental Engineering and Manufacturing Corporation of Kansas City. The system consists of two independently mounted gear-driven ram assemblies which connect the tug and barge. The connection is transversely rigid and mechanically locked, resulting in a vessel that handles like a commercial ship. The tug pushes the barge, resulting in speed advantages of 35 percent or more, compared to traditionally towed barges. The double-hulled barge design mated to a tug with redundant propulsion provides safeguards for the marine environment. Additionally, the ABS-classed vessels can be engaged and disengaged without crew on deck. Vessel Specifications Tug Nicole Leigh Reinauer Length: 124 ft. Beam: 40 ft. Hull Depth: 22 ft. Design Draft: 19 ft. Design Top Speed: 11 knots with fully loaded mating barge Propulsion Engines: (2) Cat 3612, each rated 3,600 bhp @ 900 rpm Propellers: (2) Bird-Johnson five-blade stainless steel Workhorse, 120 in. dia. Auxiliary Engines: (4) Cat 3304B, each 99 ekW @ 1,800 rpm Barge RTC 135 Capacity: 135,000 bbls Length: 460 ft. Beam: 72 ft. Hull Depth: 41 ft. Design Draft: 29.5 ft. Gross Tonnage: Approx. 8,400 Auxiliary Engines: (4) Cat 3406C for pumps, each 462 bhp @ 1,800 rpm (2) Cat 3304B gen sets, each 99 ekW @ 1,800 rpm Cat 3304B for hydraulic drives, 156 bhp @ 1,800 rpm
Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


Rolls-Royce to Cut More Staff of Marine Unit

Britain's Rolls-Royce said it would cut an additional 400 staff from its marine business by the end of next year, its latest move to make the unit more efficient

Wärtsilä Debuts Package for hydropower & industrial plant

Wärtsilä Corporation, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, expands into a new market segment, offering a comprehensive package of seals,

Smith Taken on Rolls-Royce Holdings Board

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc today announces the appointment of Sir Kevin Smith CBE as a Non-Executive Director.  Sir Kevin will join the Board with effect from

Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1163 sec (9 req/sec)