JUNE 15, 2016 — Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, LA has signed a contract with Harley Marine Services of Seattle, WA, to build two 4,560 HP ATB tugs. "It is always gratifying to get new business from a valued long-time customer," said Conrad President and CEO Johnny Conrad.
"It is validation of our commitment to quality, craftsmanship, integrity and service, and a compliment to the exceptional talents of our shipbuilding team.""We strive every day to exceed our customer's expectations and to improve the communities in which we live and operate," said Harley Franco, Chairman and CEO of Harley Marine Services. "Conrad Shipyard has the same philosophy as it relates to customer service and in giving back. It's a good match and we value our relationship."
The two new vessels will be 116-feet in length, will be powered by GE 6L250 Tier Four diesel engines rated at 2,280 BHP engines, and were designed by naval architects Entech Design of New Orleans. Both vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2017.