Great Lakes Shipyard Awarded Contract for Work Barges by USACE
Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland has been awarded a new construction contract by the United States Army Corps of Engineers for two 38-foot work barges, the company announced today.
The two new steel work barges will be used by USACE Rock Island District as a working platform to perform maintenance and inspections of lock and dam 11 and 14 on the Upper Mississippi River. The barges will be 38-foot long by 14-foot wide and 3-foot deep. The stern of the vessel will include a transom for mounting an outboard motor to power the vessel. Work will commence immediately and proceed until the projected delivery date in November 2015.
Great Lakes Shipyard fabricated and delivered work barges of the same design for United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Rock Island District Lock and Dam 16 & 18 in 2010.