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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Lockport New Construction Reaches Safety Milestone

Photo courtesy Bollinger

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced that their Bollinger Lockport New Construction facility has worked 3 million man-hours without a lost time accident. Building on a philosophy that starts at the top while empowering all employees to demand safe production, Bollinger Shipyards strives for zero accidents. Workforce, contractors, and customer safety is priority and an evident core component of facility operations. Through dedication of top management, a proactive workforce, and a comprehensive safety program, Bollinger Shipyards continues to achieve high safety objectives.

U.S. Court Case against Bollinger Dismissed

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The United States filed a complaint against Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. in July 2011 based on allegations that "Bollinger knowingly misled the Coast Guard to enter into a contract for the lengthening of Coast Guard cutters by falsifying data relating to the structural strength of the converted vessels." The case was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance on October 21, 2013. Chris Bollinger, President of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., stated, “All of us in the Bollinger Shipyards…

Bollinger Wins 8th Consecutive SCA Safety Award

Chris Bollinger, Executive VP of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., (center) accepts the 2102 Award for Excellence in Safety from SCA Manager Government Affairs, Ian Bennitt (left), and SCA President, Matthew Paxton.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was awarded the 2012 “Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America for the eighth consecutive year. On April 11, 2013, The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) presented the “Award for Excellence in Safety” to Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. during the association’s Spring General Membership Meeting in Washington, DC. The Award for Excellence in Safety is given to member companies with the lowest Total Recordable Incident Rates (TRIR) based on a quarterly injury and illness survey conducted by the association.

Bollinger Promoted

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., has named Chris Bollinger as Executive Vice President of New Construction Division, according to Donald “Boysie” Bollinger, Chairman and CEO of the Lockport, La. headquartered shipbuilding and repair company. Bollinger has been employed at Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. since 1993 and has held numerous managerial and leadership positions. He will continue his role on Bollinger Shipyard’s Board of Directors as well as serving as President of Bollinger/Incat USA (B/I), Bollinger High Speed Vessels (BHSV) and Chand, which are divisions of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. Mike Ellis, COO said “Chris’ experience with commercial customers and government agencies…

Bollinger Announces Consortium for Future Building Opportunities

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans that an agreement was reached to form an international consortium to respond to a Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition program for the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV). The JHSV program brings together Navy, Army, Marines, and SOCOM to pursue a multi-use platform. The JHSV is a new generation, multi-use platform capable of transporting troops and their equipment, supporting humanitarian relief efforts, the ability to operate in shallow waters and can reach speed in access of 35 knots fully loaded. The consortium is led by Louisiana-based Bollinger Shipyards…

SCA Elects New Chairman

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced that Steve Welch, chief executive officer of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp., has been elected its new chairman, replacing Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger, chief executive officer of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. Butch King, chief executive officer of VT Halter Marine, Inc., was elected to the position of vice-chair. The elections took place during the Council’s annual Spring Meeting, held April 30 through May 1, in Washington, DC.

Bollinger Shipyards Agrees On Modification/Conversion Project

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has signed a contract for modifications and conversions for MSV Ocean Intervention, a multi-purpose support vessel owned by Oceaneering International, Inc. Measuring 243 x 54 x 19 ft., the vessel will undergo revisions to its moon pool systems and "A" frame, as well as enhancement of tank capacities at Bollinger's Morgan City facility.

Bollinger Safety Program Achieves Milestones

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. continues to achieve safety milestones changing the culture of shipyard safety awareness at its US based facilities. In the last quarter, Bollinger facilities at Algiers and Lockport New Construction both surpassed one year without a lost time accident. Of the many program achievements this year, the Bollinger Fourchon facility reached 10 years without a LTA, and the Bollinger Marine Fabricators’ facility reached an impressive 2,750,000 man-hours worked without a LTA. Achieving these significant accomplishments reinforces Bollinger’s commitment to provide world-class performance levels in all aspects of compliance at its twelve (12) shipyard facilities.

Bollinger VP Larry Vauclin to Retire

Larry Vauclin

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced the upcoming retirement of its Vice President Central Division, Larry Vauclin. Vauclin’s retirement was announced by Bollinger Executive Vice President, Ben Bordelon, who said, “Larry has been a critical part of the growth of Bollinger over the past 16 years, and a mentor to many in the shipyard industry over his 52 year career. His attention to detail, hard work and focus on client satisfaction have helped create a solid foundation for us going forward.

Bollinger Issues Statement on Fast Response Cutters (FRC) Award

Executive Vice President Chris Bollinger

“The Bollinger organization is very pleased that the U. S. Coast Guard has awarded four additional Fast Response Cutters (FRC) to our on-going contract. This follow-on award will result in an extension of our backlog for several years, and provide jobs for over 500 Bollinger employees. This award reflects the Coast Guard’s continued confidence in the quality products delivered by the Bollinger team, including our workforce and team of suppliers and contractors.

Bollinger Shipyards Mark Worker Safety Milestone

Vessell in Fourchon Shipyard: Photo courtesy of Bollinger

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announce that their Bollinger Fourchon, L.L.C. facility has worked twelve years without a lost time accident. Building on a philosophy that starts at the top, Bollinger Shipyards say they strive for “0” accidents. Workforce, contractors, and customer safety is priority and an evident core component of facility operations. Through dedication of top management, a proactive workforce, and comprehensive safety program, Bollinger Shipyards continues to achieve high safety objectives. Ben Bordelon, Executive Vice President of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.

GAO Upholds Contract Award to Bollinger

On Jan. 12, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a bid protest decision that upheld the U.S. Coast Guard’s award of the Sentinel-class Patrol Boat to Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. GAO provides a forum for bidders and offerors seeking federal government contracts who believe that a contract has been, or is about to be, awarded improperly or illegally or that they have been unfairly denied a contract or an opportunity to compete for a contract. Marinette Marine Corporation filed a protest with GAO on October 7…

BMF Delivers RTC 26 and RTC 27

Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., (BMF) Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the RTC 26 and RTC 27, double hull, oil tank barges built to meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90), to Reinauer Transportation Companies, L.L.C., Staten Island, N.Y. Following the delivery of the RTC 26 and RTC 27, Bollinger announced the signing of a sister ship, Bollinger hull number 543, scheduled for delivery in the 4th quarter of 2008. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Tidewater Signs Construction Contract

Tidewater Inc. announced today that it has entered into a $45 million construction contract with Bollinger Shipyards Lockport LLC for the construction of four (4) offshore supply vessels. The high performance, high capacity 207-foot platform supply vessels will be delivered during the period beginning in October 2003 and ending in May 2004. Prior to entering into the contract, Donald T. "Boysie" Bollinger, chairman and C.E.O. of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., resigned from his position as a director of Tidewater. Dean Taylor, C.E.O. and president of Tidewater, commented, "It is with mixed emotions that we are making these announcements.

Bollinger Gets Safety Awards from SCA & NSC

The Shipbuilders Council of America present the Award for Excellence in Safety and the Award for Improvement in Safety for 2009 to Bollinger executive vice president, Chris Bollinger during the April 2010 meeting held in Washington, D.C.  (Pictured left to right: Ian Bennitt, SCA - Manager Government Affairs; Chris Bollinger, Bollinger Shipyards - Executive Vice President; and Matthew Paxton, SCA - President.) Photo courtesy Bollinger Shipyards

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has received awards for Excellence in Safety, Improvements in Safety, and Occupational Safety awards from two industry groups. The Award for Excellence in Safety and the Award for Improvement in Safety for 2009 were presented to Bollinger by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). The awards were received during the association’s April 26-28, 2010 general membership meeting held in Washington, D.C. The Award for Excellence in Safety is given to member companies who have an end-of-year Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) that is below the average SCA rate.

Bollinger Added to NSRP

The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice issued a Notice stating that the membership of the National Shipbuilding Research Program has changed. Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. of Lockport, Louisiana has been added. Cascade General, Inc. of Portland, Oregon has been deleted. 69 Fed. Reg. 10263 (March 4, 2004).

Bollinger Delivers 100th Patrol Boat to Coast Guard

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., and the United States Coast Guard celebrated a production and relationship milestone today with the delivery of Coastal Patrol Boat 52* SEA LION, WPB 87352, an 87-foot vessel of the Marine Protector Class, and the 100th patrol boat or cutter**, built by Bollinger for the Coast Guard. Bollinger has built the entire Coast Guard patrol boat fleet that includes 49, 110-foot Island Class and 51, 87-foot Marine Protector Class vessels. “We are extremely proud and deeply appreciative of our dedicated…

Bollinger Receives Safety Award

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has been presented the Award For Excellence In Safety by the Shipyard Council of America (SCA). The award was presented during the association’s April 7, 2008 general membership meeting held in The Award For Excellence In Safety is given to member companies who have an end-of-year Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) that is below the total SCA rate. In 2007, SCA members set their lowest rate ever with a TRIR of 5.86. Bollinger’s rate for 2007 was 3.20.

Henry Appointed Director of IT at Bollinger

Photo courtesy Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced the appointment of Chris Henry as Director of Information Technology. Henry will have overall responsibility for Information Technology, including the direction of business process reengineering, database system strategy and strategic and tactical information technology planning. A native of the South Louisiana region, Henry has been involved with information technology in the oil and gas industry and energy sectors for the past twenty-two years. Henry is a 1987 graduate of Nicholls State University with a B.S. in Computer Science.

Bollinger Awarded Six OSV Conversions from Hornbeck

Artist rendering of the Hornbeck S240 following conversion at Bollinger.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS) to convert six (6) 200 class DP1 offshore supply vessels (OSV’s), to 240 class DP2 OSV’s. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president, Ben Bordelon, who said, “We are very pleased to announce the award of the HOS Super 200 conversion program. The news of the conversion program was announced by HOS on September 4th 2012, saying they have decided to implement a retrofit program to stretch and upgrade six 200 class DP-1 OSVs into 240 class DP-2 OSV’s.

Bollinger Shipyards Celebrates Success

US Senator David Vitter (R-La.) speaking to Bollinger employees and guest during Bollinger's celebration of success on the completion of the 75th 87 ft Marine Protector-class Coastal Patrol Boat.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. hosted a celebration of success ceremony on May 1, commemorating the completion of the 87 ft Marine Protector-class Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) project. The event featured the USCGC Sea Fox (WPB 87374). S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.); Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Acquisition Rear Adm. Gary T. Blore; Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. CEO and Chairman of the Board Donald “Boysie” Bollinger; Bollinger Executive Vice President, New Construction, Chris Bollinger; and 42-year Bollinger employee L.J. Adams, Facility Foreman, addressed the crowd.

Bollinger Contracted to Build Two for Bouchard

Bouchard’s B.No. 225, sister hull to the announced newbuilds, B. No. 280 and B.No. 205, travels down the Mississippi River on her maiden voyage following delivery from Bollinger. Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. of Lockport, Louisiana and Bouchard Coastwise Management, Corp., Hicksville, N.Y., one of the largest operators of double hull articulated tug/barge (ATB) units in the United States, signed a contract for Bollinger to build two double-hull, ocean-going barges that meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90). These two additions will give Bouchard fourteen OPA’90 barges in their fleet. This addition to the Bollinger yards portfolio, will bring the delivered OPA’90 barge count to thirty-three when both units are delivered.

Bollinger to Build Two for Bouchard

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. of Lockport, La., and Bouchard Coastwise Management, Corp., Hicksville, N.Y., one of the largest operators of double hull articulated tug/barge (ATB) units in the United States, signed a contract for Bollinger to build two double-hull, ocean-going barges that meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA'90). These two additions will give Bouchard 14 OPA'90 barges in its fleet. This addition to the Bollinger yards portfolio, will bring the delivered OPA'90 barge count to 33 when both units are delivered. Following on the success of the recent Bollinger delivered ATB's, 110,000 barrel B. No.225 with tug Jane A. Bouchard and delivery of the 145,000 barrel B. No.242 with the tug Morton S.

 

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