Bollinger delivers articulated tug and barge unit to Crowley Fuels LLC
Bollinger’s engineering team provided the integration, detail design and construction package.
Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, LLC has delivered an articulated tug-barge (ATB) unit capable of transporting multiple clean petroleum products in the Alaska market to Crowley Fuels LLC – the Alaska-based petroleum transportation, distribution and sales unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation.
Crowley Shipping provided vessel Construction Management services in Bollinger’s facility located in Amelia, La (Bollinger Marine Fabricators) from the final design phase through delivery. The company’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm, Jensen Maritime, provided the functional design. Bollinger’s engineering team provided the integration, detail design and construction package.
Bollinger Shipyards President & CEO Ben Bordelon said:
“On behalf of our skilled workforce, along with a strong operational support group, the Bollinger team is proud to have built this ATB for Crowley Fuels. Contracts like this to build Jones Act classed ATB units, create and protect many jobs for U.S. mariners, shipyards and ancillary vendors, and that strengthens our local and regional industrial base.I am extremely proud to be part of a workforce that has, in the wake of this horrific pandemic, continued to safely focus and deliver an extremely unique, complex and very capable vessel.”
Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Fuels, said:
“We are pleased to take delivery of this high-performance ATB, Aveogan-Oliver Leavitt, and look forward to getting her up to Alaska to begin serving our partners at Petro Star. We congratulate the men and women at Jensen who designed the vessel and the team at Bollinger Shipyard who built it.”