Bollinger Delivers ATB Unit to Bouchard

Friday, November 30, 2007
Bollinger delivers the ATB unit, B. No. 282 and tug Ellen S. Bouchard, the second of two 80,000 BBL OPA’90 tank barges and retrofitted tug to Bouchard.

Bollinger Gretna, LLC, Harvey, La., and Bollinger Algiers, L.L.C, two Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., facilities, have completed the new construction of the second of two 80,000 barrel (BBL) OPA’90 compliant tank barges, as well as the retrofit and conversion of a Bouchard tug, respectfully, to Bouchard Coastwise Management Corp., Melville, N.Y. The 80,000 BBL tank barge, B. No. 282, is a manned ocean, clean oil barge measuring 399-ft. long, with a 74-ft. beam and a depth of 28-ft.. The barge is built to meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90), with 12 cargo compartments with three separate pumping systems.

While the B. No. 282 was in the final stages of construction, Bollinger Algiers retrofitted the Ellen S. Bouchard with the Intercon C coupler system, generator upgrades, regulatory recertification and received life extensions. The tug measures 112-ft. long, with a 35-ft. beam and a depth of 17-ft.

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