Corn Island Shipyard, Grandview, Ind. has launched the 6,000 cu.yd, Jones Act compliant hydraulic dump scow ES15 for San Rafael, Calif., headquartered Dutra Group,
The barge has been christened and commissioned and will finish sea trials and additional testing this week. Next week the ES15 will head to Massachusetts to to work on the Boston Harbor Deepening Project.
Corn Island Shipyard (CIS) is a leading builder of custom barges and specialized marine structures. CIS has achieved prominence by producing vessels with a high degree of automation, employing a highly skilled workforce, and offering in-house design and engineering utilizing state of the industry 2D and 3D design programs. CIS has produced custom marine vessels for customers on both the East, Gulf and West Coasts, the Gulf and in most states on the inland waterway system. Corn Island Shipyard specializes in the manufacture of custom designed products for both ocean service and inland waterway service.
“Dutra Group has invested in the construction of a new state of the art Jones Act hydraulic scow barge — it will be immediately put to good use on the Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project,” said William P. Doyle, Chief Executive Officer of the Dredging Contractors of America. “The U.S. Jones Act dredging industry is building ships and equipment like never before. We use shipyards all across the United States who employ hard working folks like those who live and work in the Grandview, Indiana area.”
The ongoing Phase 2 of Boston Harbor involves dredging 11.7 million cubic yards of silt, blue clay, till and weathered rock. The $122.2 million contract was awarded to the Joint Venture of Cashman Dredging Inc. and Dutra Group in February 2018. Construction started in July 2018 and is anticipated to be completed in October 2021