Signal International Lands Hopper Dredge Deal

press release
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Articulated Tug & Barge ("ATB") Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge.

Signal International, Inc., has landed a $94 million contract from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, (GLDD) to build an Articulated Tug & Barge ("ATB") Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge.

 

The 15,000-cubic-yard-capacity Dual Trailing Arm Suction Hopper Dredge with a 14,000-horsepower tug is believed to be the world’s first fully integrated ATB Dredge and the largest hopper dredge in the United States. The dredge barge dimensions are 410 ft x 92 ft x 36 ft (124.97m x 15.85 x 10.97m) with the tug measuring 150 ft x 52 ft x 36 ft (45.72m x 15.85 x 10.97m). The dredge will feature two 36-inch suction pipes and dredge at depths of up to 125 feet. The barge will have two electrically driven 800 horsepower tunnel thrusters.

 

The tug will be classed ABS with A1, AMS, ACC, towing vessel unlimited notations. This ATB unit will be built to the USCG specification for Dual Mode ITB under NVIC 2-81. Both the tug and barge will be outfitted with an Articouple FRC 90 connection system.

 

The ATB will be equipped with a direct high power pump-ashore system, a hybrid power sharing configuration between the tug and barge, dynamic positioning and tracking, EPA Tier III compliant engines, and additional proprietary features designed to minimize the impact of its dredging process on the environment.

 

Work has already commenced on the project at Signal International’s Orange, Texas facility, where the in-house engineering department is developing detail design and production drawings. One of the major factors that drew GLDD to Signal International was the ability to take a delivered functional drawing package and develop a full 3-D detail design in-house for construction. This 3-D engineering package complements Signal’s Continuous Flow Process construction methodology.

 

Signal International CEO and President, Dick Marler, stated, “We anticipate hiring an additional 125 new craft personnel at our Orange, Texas new construction facility starting next year. Our yard is well-suited for building these unique vessels and our crew and management team have the experience to meet the Q3 2014 delivery.”

 

GLDD partnered with Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering Corp. for the design and engineering of the tug and with Bay Engineering of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin for the dredge.
 

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Termination of Seadrill Unit's and Rosneft Deal Extended

North Atlantic Drilling (NADL), a subsidiary of Seadrill, will delay the closing of a deal with Russia's Rosneft by two years and has agreed to renegotiate the terms of the agreement,

Qatar to Contract 6,000 Rooms on Cruise Ships for 2022 World Cup

Reviving an idea to lodge some football fans and guests during the 2022 World Cup in “floating hotels,” the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced plans to contract at least 6,

USN Names Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis,

Shipbuilding

China Shipbuilders may Merge to Stay Afloat

The China's four state-run shipping-related companies  are reportedly in the initial phases of combining units in order to beef up the national shipbuilding industry, says local media.

Chevron Hires Norce Endeavour for Thailand Ops

Solstad Offshore ASA (SOFF) has fixed the 2011-built 18,000 dwt crane barge Norce Endeavour to Chevron for work in Thailand next year for around 200 days.   Solstad

Taiwan's Yang Ming Marine to Add Bigger Vessels to its Fleet

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, Taiwnanese global shipping and logistics services company,  will take delivery of 14 large-sized ships over the next two years,

Dredging

China Reef Work Could Lead to New Exclusion Zone

China could eventually deploy radar and missile systems on outposts it is building in the South China Sea that could be used to enforce an exclusion zone over the disputed territory, the U.

WCI Praises Increased USACE Funding

WCI today praised the leadership of House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) and Energy & Water Development (E&WD) Appropriations Subcommittee

Suez Canal Dredging to Complete in July

Egypt's Suez Canal Authority has confirmed its massive expansion of the Suez Canal is on schedule and that dredging will be completed in July.   According to a state government communiqué,

Naval Architecture

Solving the LNG Propulsion Puzzle

The last piece of the LNG infrastructure puzzle, in the form of North America’s first LNG bunker barge, falls into place at Conrad’s Orange, Texas Shipyard. With

Hands Across the Water

U.S. firms leverage Netherlands-based Damen Shipyard’s vessel designs and technical support. For nearly 40 years, Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands has

Royal IHC Launches Sister Pipelay Vessels

Netherlands-based Royal IHC today named and launched new pipelaying sister vessels, Sapura Jade and Sapura Ônix, in ceremonies at the company’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands.

Classification Societies

DNV GL Launches Singapore Service Center

DNV GL's new Singapore Service Center (SSC) will streamline customer support and enhance customers’ experiences by giving them a single point of contact for all operational issues.

Grove Named ABS Group President, CEO

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. announced the appointment of Todd Grove as its new President and CEO.    Grove most recently served as Senior Vice President and

Dual Accreditation for VSTEP DP Simulators

In a timespan of one month, three types of VSTEP Dynamic Positioning Simulators have been officially certified and accredited by the Nautical Institute and Det

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.1915 sec (5 req/sec)