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February 3, 2004

Senesco Marine to build 100,000 bbl D/H barge for Reinauer

Senesco Marine, Quonset Point, R.I., is ringing in the new year with the signing of a contract to build a 100,000-barrel double-hulled liquid fuel barge for Reinauer Transportation. Work on the new barge is expected to begin in March.

Reinauer Transportation has operations based in Staten Island, New York and East Boston, Massachusetts. The company operates its vessels along the East Coast year round and employs over 500 people.

Over the past year, Senesco Marine has delivered two 80,000-barrel double-hulled barges and is currently working on two more for delivery this year. Both 80,000-barrel barges currently under construction are well ahead of schedule, something Senesco Marine CEO Gary Schuler attributes to the company's new on time design, build and delivery process. Schuler is predicting that the new 100,000-barrel barge will also be completed ahead of the scheduled January 2005 delivery date.

"We're very pleased to be working with Senesco Marine on the construction of our new barge," said Chris Reinauer, Manager of New Construction for Reinauer Transportation. "The company's on time delivery process was a major factor in our decision to go with Senesco Marine."

Senesco Marine now has a strategic partnership with naval architect Guarino & Cox, of New Orleans, to help maximize its capacity to build vessels faster.

The new Reinauer barge is a Guarino & Cox design that will be 403 ft 3 in long and 74 ft wide with side depths of 26 ft 6 in. At 95% capacity, the barge will hold 100,000 barrels. It is being built as part of Reinauer's continuing double-hulled building program to comply with the Oil Pollution Act.

Features of the barge include:

  • All welding in tanks and exterior will be double continuous
  • The barge notch will be fitted to accommodate the Intercon C-Series Coupler
  • The barge will have a ballast system provided for the purpose of ballasting/de- ballasting any of the ten double-hull ballast tanks.
  • A complete cargo tank sump stripping system including a skid mounted, hydraulically driven vacuum pump and volume/residual cargo tank will be installed.
  • Two (2) heavy duty hydraulic mooring winches, two (2) cargo hose cranes, two (2) electric capstans and an anchor windless will be provided
  • Two (2) 5000 gal/min two- stage deep well cargo pumps driven by Detroit Diesel 60 series engineswill be provided.

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