Conrad Shipyard of Louisiana announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract for four anchor barges, two deck barges, and three crane barges for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC (GLDD) of Illinois. GLDD is America's largest dredging contractor, and it also provides full-service marine construction, environmental remediation and geotechnical services.
The four anchor barges will be built at Conrad’s Morgan City Shipyard, and the deck and crane barges will be built at the firm's shipyard in Orange, Texas. All are scheduled for delivery in 2018.
“We have delivered seven vessels to GLDD since 2003 and deeply appreciate their confidence in our company by awarding these new contracts,” said Conrad SVP and director Dan Conrad. “Our engineering, sales and management teams have worked closely with GLDD to design these vessels to their exact specifications and to meet their critical delivery schedule.”
“This new construction contract is right in our wheelhouse,” said executive vice president and COO Scott Theriot. “We are extremely well positioned for serial production of specialty barges at multiple locations. We have the capacity, the high-tech ship manufacturing equipment, and a seasoned workforce and hands-on project management teams tightly focused on quality.”