MAY 5, 2015 — Fincantieri Marine Group's Bay Shipbuilding Company, Sturgeon Bay, WI, has been awarded a contract for the new construction of an Articulated Tug-Barge unit (ATB). The ATB will consist of an 8,000 hp tug and a 155,000-barrel barge.
Delivery from the shipyard is scheduled for delivery in mid-2017 and the order includes an option for a further ATB unit.
"We are very pleased with this new contract, said FMG President and CEO, Francesco Valente. "This award is a testament to the quality ships built by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and FMG's continued overall reputation and focus on delivering excellence and customer value to the U.S. market."
Bay Shipbuilding Company is one of three Great Lakes shipyards in the Fincantieri Marine Group and specializes in the new construction of ATBs and OPA 90 compliant vessels, sustainment of USCG Great Lakes icebreakers, and repair, conversion and repowering of the Great Lakes bulk carrier fleet.