Great Lakes Shipyard announced it has completed a multi-vessel drydocking and repair contract for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Detroit District Floating Plant, and all vessels were redelivered on December 28, 2015.
This was the first time the Detroit District Floating Plant has been drydocked using Great Lakes Shipyard’s 700 metric ton capacity Marine Travelift. The shipyard hauled out Tug Demolen and Deck Scow BC-6576 on October 26, 2015 and Crane Barge Veler on October 27, 2015.
In addition to drydocking the vessels, work included bin wall fabrication and installation, deck mat renewals, underwater hull cleaning and maintenance, inspection of propulsion and steering systems, sea valves maintenance, bearing inspections, steel repairs and other routine maintenance and repairs. The scope of work also included renewal of four large deck hatches on the Crane Barge Veler,