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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Conrad Shipyards News

Shipbuilding: $13.3 Mln Awarded for R&D Projects

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The National Shipbuilding Research Program’s (NSRP) Executive Control Board has selected a new round of research and development (R&D) projects aiming to spur technology advancements in order to reduce costs associated with shipbuilding and ship repair in the U.S. The seven projects – valued at over $13.3 million, including cost share – were selected from those proposed in response to research announcement issued in July 2017, and are outlined below. Objective: The primary goal…

GTT, Conrad Shipyard Ink Deal for LNG Barges and Bunker Tanks

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) announced that its U.S. subsidiary, GTT North America, has signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) with U.S. shipbuilder Conrad Shipyard for the design and construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) barges and LNG-fueled vessel bunker tanks using GTT's membrane containment systems. Conrad Shipyard received its approval after completing the qualification process including dedicated training of its employees by GTT and the fabrication of a membrane tank model. According to GTT, the partnership between GTT and Conrad Shipyard will enable both companies to leverage each other's expertise…

Freight-Passenger Ferry for Steamship Authority

EBDG Designed Freight-Passenger Ferry for Steamship Authority

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced that the new freight and passenger ferry it designed for the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA) will be built at Conrad Shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana. “Conrad Shipyard is proud to have been selected along with EBDG to deliver this vessel," said Terry Frickey, C.O.O. of Conrad Shipyard. "Both companies are steeped in a rich tradition of quality and integrity.

US Shipyard to Produce GTT's LNG Membrane Tanks

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), via its U.S. subsidiary GTT North America, announced the signing of an agreement with Conrad Shipyard for the future production of LNG membrane tanks using GTT's technology. The signing of an agreement initiates the process of training and preparing Conrad Shipyard, a major U.S. shipbuilder, to offer GTT's membrane containment technologies for LNG storage, transportation and fuel tanks. The training process will include the construction of a membrane tank model to exhibit Conrad Shipyard's manufacturing and installation expertise.

Keels Laid for Young Brothers Tugs at Conrad Shipyard

Glenn Hong, President of Young Brothers, Limited of Hawaii holds a framed print Photo Conrad Shipyard

Conrad Shipyard held the Keel Laying Ceremony for the four Damen Stan 3711 Kāpena Class tugs now under construction for Young Brothers, Limited of Hawaii. On hand for the ceremony was Glenn Hong, President of Young Brothers, Ltd; Jonathan Parrott, President of Foss Marine, Young Brothers’ sister company; and, Tim Engle and Mark Tabbutt with Saltchuk, the parent company of both. Also attending and delivering remarks was Kommer Damen, Chairman and CEO of Damen Shipyard, and Jim Watson, President of ABS Americas. A number of local officials were also present, including Morgan City Mayor Frank P.

Conrad Wins Army Corps Crane Barge Contract

 Profile of USACOE Crane Barge to be built by Conrad at its Morgan City Shipyard. (Image: Conrad)

Conrad Shipyard won a contract to build a Crane Barge for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The 300 x 68-ft welded steel barge is to be used in floating crane service by the Corps’ Rock Island District in support of its maintenance mission on the inland navigation system. The barge is designed with a deckhouse and crew support area, generator room, shop area, office and heads. Below deck will enclose machinery spaces, storage areas and tankage. The vessel will be classified by ABS as Maltese Cross A1…

MN100: Conrad Shipyard

Johnny Conrad (Photo: Conrad Shipyard)

Conrad Shipyard was established in 1948 and is headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana. The company designs, builds and overhauls tugboats, ferries, liftboats, barges, offshore supply vessels and other steel and aluminum products for both commercial and government markets. The company provides both repair and new construction services at its five Gulf Coast shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas. Widely recognized for innovation, Conrad has a separate business unit devoted to the construction…

LNG Transport Barge Design Approved by ABS

Image: Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.

Conrad Shipyard, L.L.C. engaged Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) to develop a 3,000 cubic meter Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) transport barge utilizing a Bristol Harbor Group proven hull design built by Conrad. Bristol Harbor Group has been awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the design of the 3,000 cubic meter Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Transport Barge design on behalf of Conrad Shipyard, L.L.C. of Morgan City, Louisiana. BHGI has a decade long relationship with Conrad Shipyard, L.L.C.

Conrad Shipyard Delivers Liftboat to Alliance

M/V J.B. Moffett (Photo: Conrad)

Conrad Shipyard, L.L.C., a Conrad Industries, Inc. company, has delivered the M/V J.B. Moffett to Alliance Offshore of Larose, La. The J.B. Moffett is a 200’ class liftboat equipped with CAT C18 main propulsion coupled with Twin Disc MGX516 gears delivering 600HP, each at 1,800 RPM. There are eight Braden C400 gearboxes per leg being driven by auxiliary Cat C18’s. The Gensets are CAT C9 175 Kw. The lifting devices are by TechCrane International. There is one F60 fixed boom and an L200 125 ton lattice boom. The interior accommodates 43 with mess seating for 24.

Conrad Delivers Massive Deck Barge to JR Gray

Photo: Conrad Shipyard

Conrad Shipyards announced today the delivery od a 200’ x 100’ x 19’10” ABS-classed ocean deck barge to Gray Offshore. The barge, Julius, is the first project delivered from Conrad Shipyard’s newest facility, Deepwater South, in Amelia, La. John Gray, president of Gray Offshore and its affiliated Gray Barge Companies, who provides a fleet of over 90 inland, spud, waste, rock and deck barges for charter, said, “This addition to our fleet, with its 6,000 lbs/ft, heavy-duty deck configuration and radial “spoon bow offers customers optimal solutions for their heavy lift needs.

Conrad Shipyard Forms LNG Business Unit

Conrad LNG Vice President Brett Wolbrink (Photo: Conrad Shipyard)

Conrad Shipyard has formed a new business unit focused on LNG projects. Conrad, builder of North America’s first LNG bunker barge scheduled for 2017 delivery, said it continues to actively pursue other LNG opportunities, including developing designs for additional transport barges, dual-fuel powered towboats and other research and development projects. “We believe the continued development of the LNG fuel market to be of critical importance. Not only will it provide positive change with respect to environmental emissions…

Conrad to Build a Crane Barge for US Army Corps of Engineers

The $2.918 billion Olmsted Lock and Dam Project will reduce tow and barge delays through the busiest stretch of river in America’s inland waterways. (Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Conrad Shipyard said it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of a crane barge that will operate on the Olmsted Locks and Dam Project. “Conrad Shipyard has a long history of building vessels for the Army Corps of Engineers,” saidJohnny Conrad, Conrad President and Chief Executive Officer. The crane barge, which will be built at Conrad’s Morgan City shipyard, has a hull length of 110’-6”, beam of 60’ and molded depth of 8’-6”. In addition to barge construction…

Conrad Delivers Barge to Vane Brothers

Photo: Conrad Shipyard

Conrad Shipyard recently delivered the DOUBLE SKIN 510A, a 55,000-BBL capacity asphalt barge, to the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Md.   The DOUBLE SKIN 510A was constructed at Conrad’s Deepwater South facility in Amelia, La. and will operate out of Philadelphia, Pa.

MN 100: Conrad Shipyard

Conrad specializes in the construction, conversion and repair of a wide variety of steel and aluminum marine vessels for commercial and governmental customers. Conversion projects consist of lengthening the mid-bodies of vessels, modifying vessels for a different type of activity and other modifications to increase vessel capacity/functionality. Conrad also conducts routine drydocking and repairs as well as inspections required by the U.S. Coast Guard, the American Bureau of Shipping (“ABS”) and other regulatory agencies.

Conrad Shipyard Founder Parker Conrad Passed Away

John Parker Conrad, Sr. (Photo courtesy of Conrad Shipyard)

John Parker Conrad, Sr., founder of Conrad Shipyard, died peacefully on July 6 surrounded by family and friends at his home in Morgan City, La. He was 101 years old. A shipbuilding pioneer and a legend along the Gulf of Mexico coast and beyond, Parker founded Conrad Industries in 1948. Conrad now has five shipyards along the Louisiana-Texas coast. From age 12 to age 17, Parker trained as a Christian Brother, which formed in him a deeply rooted and lifelong commitment to others.

Conrad Shipyard Delivers First of Six Liftboats

Morgan City, Louisiana Conrad Industries, Inc. announced that Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc. Conrad Shipyards. the namesake, christened the 175’ Class liftboat, “Lacie Bourg”. service and look forward to getting the next five vessels. aluminum products for both the commercial and government markets. shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas.

Conrad Shipyard Christens Vane Brothers Hull

Photo: Conrad

Conrad Shipyard said it has christened Hull C-1149 in a ceremony held at its Deep Water South Shipyard in Amelia, La. on January 4.   The 55,000-BBL barge is scheduled for delivery to the customer, the Vane Brothers Company, in early March 2017.

ABS to Class US' First LNG Bunker Barge

ABS has been selected to class an LNG bunker barge under construction at Conrad Orange Shipyard, Inc, a division of Conrad Shipyard, LLC, for WesPac Midstream LLC and Clean Marine Energy LLC (CME), the classification society announced. The 2,200 cu m barge is scheduled for delivery in mid-2016 and will initially be deployed in Tacoma, Wash., to service shipowner Totem Ocean Trailer Express’s (Totem Ocean) Orca Class ro-ro vessels. The unit will then be relocated to Jacksonville, Fla., to serve parent company TOTE’s Marlin Class dual-fuel container vessels and other LNG-powered vessels in the Port of Jacksonville. Designed by Bristol Harbor Group Inc, the barge features a single tank equipped with the Mark III Flex cargo containment system supplied by GTT North America.

Conrad Industries Awarded Contract

Conrad Industries has been awarded a $5.5 million contract for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The contract award calls for the design and construction of a 255-foot crane barge with a fully equipped machine and fabrication shop. When delivered, the vessel's primary mission shall be the support of maintenance dredging and repair of navigation structures and facilities for the Nashville District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Kenneth G. ("Jerry") Myers, Jr., Conrad's President and CEO commented, "We are excited about the opportunity to continue our working relationship with the Corps of Engineers. The award of this contract…

Young Brothers Orders Four New Tugs from Conrad

Young Brothers, Limited, Hawai‘i’s largest inter-island cargo service provider, and Conrad Shipyard, signed a contract to build four new tugs, a nearly $80 million investment that is designed to support Young Brothers’ overally service efficiency. The first tug will be delivered in the first quarter of 2018, and the fourth by the first quarter of 2019. “Our investment in these new tugs will directly support and further our commitment to frequent, reliable, affordable and universal service for decades into the future,” said Young Brothers President Glenn Hong.

Conrad Awarded Ferry Contract

Conrad Industries, Inc. announced the award of a $9.5 million contract for the Alaska Marine Highway System. The contract award calls for the construction of a 181-ft. ferry capable of transporting 149 passengers and 18 vehicles. When delivered, the vessel will provide service between Metlakatla and Ketchikan, two of the Inside Passage of Alaska’s southernmost communities. Kenneth G. (“Jerry”) Myers, Jr., Conrad’s President and CEO commented, "We’re excited about the opportunity to work for the Alaska Marine Highway System on this first of a kind ferry. This project, coupled with several recently awarded contracts also in the government segment, continues to allow us to diversify both our customer and product bases.

GTT Receives Order for LNG Bunker Barge

Image: GTT

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG), announced that its U.S. subsidiary GTT North America (GTTNA) has received an order for one LNG bunker barge. This first dedicated LNG barge for the marine market in North America will be built by Conrad Orange Shipyard, Inc., a division of Conrad Shipyard, LLC. at its facility in Orange, Texas. The barge, for WesPac Midstream LLC (WesPac)…

Harley Marine NY Welcomes New Vessel

Harley Marine NY, a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services, took delivery of the river style push-boat, HMS Justice, from Conrad Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana. HMS Justice is the fifth vessel in this class and joins the New York fleet of two tugboats and four double hull petroleum barges. HMS Justice will provide petroleum barge transportation services in New York Harbor. Harley Marine has partnered with Conrad Shipyard to build a series of vessels. "The HMS Justice is a quality built vessel, a testament to the craftsmanship and skill of the shipyard. We look forward to a long relationship with Conrad with more vessels to come in the near future", reports Jonathan Mendes, interim General Manager of Harley Marine NY.

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