Bollinger Shipyards Adds Two Dry-Docks
Bollinger Shipyards has taken delivery of two dry-docks with a total lifting capacity of 12,000 tons.
One of the docks, a 10,500 ton dry-dock will be located at the Bollinger Port Fourchon facility, and measures 320-ft. x 100-ft. between the wing walls.
Bollinger now has three commercial dry-docks located in Fourchon with a combined lifting capacity of over 22,000 tons.
The second dock, a 1,500 ton dry-dock will be located at the Bollinger Quick Repair (BQR) facility in Harvey, Louisiana, and measures 160-ft x 60-ft between the wing walls.
BQR is located off the Mississippi River on the Harvey Canal and provides service to both the inland and offshore marine transportation sector with six dry-docks ranging from 900 to 3,400 ton lifting capacity.
The announcement was made by Bollinger Chief Operating Officer, Ben Bordelon,however, terms and conditions of the purchase remained undisclosed.
Bollinger recently announced the development of Bollinger Fourchon North at the Port of Fourchon.
The facility is schedule to open in the 2nd quarter of 2015.
In addition to the three docks currently in the port for Bollinger, the facility will include a business park with housing, fabrication and machining for subsea equipment, structural components for subsea pipelines and deepwater developments, as well as project and equipment laydown areas.
The shipbuilder said that the current Bollinger facility, Bollinger Fourchon South, will continue focusing on rig, topside repairs and conversions on the main channel in the Port of Fourchon.