US Fab to build split hull dump barge

aa Portland Yard webNOVEMBER 3, 2012— US Fab, Seattle, WA, a Vigor Industrial company, recently won the contract to build a 242 ft x 54 ft,  4,050 cubic yard, split hull dump barge for American Construction Co., Inc., Tacoma, WA.

Designed by The Glosten Associates, Seattle, WA, the barge will have an advanced sealing mechanism to safeguard environmentally sensitive areas from potential leakage.

One of the leading dredging and marine construction companies on the U.S. West Coast, American Construction Co., Inc., was recently awarded a $4.25 million contract by the Seattle District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging 770,000 cubic yards of material from the inner harbor near Aberdeen, WA. The work is expected to be completed by Feb. 15, 2013.AC-Hopper-Barge 432

 “There are a limited number of split hull dump barges on the West Coast and American Construction is a leader in both cutting edge equipment and quality services,” says Bryan Nichols, Sales Representative, Vigor Industrial. “We’re proud to add them as a customer and are looking forward to a long-term relationship.”

Construction of the barge will take place in Vigor’s Swan Island shipyard in Portland, OR. The yard is outfitted with an expansive 800-foot buildway, 600 ton Gantry crane and 150,000 ft of covered fabrication bays, ideally suited for newbuilds. 

Construction is on a tight schedule, with delivery set for June 30, 2013.

“US Fab has a solid reputation for on time, on budget deliveries,” says Steven Brannon, President, American Construction. “We’re confident they will hit our deadlines and deliver a quality vessel to augment our fleet and ensure the safety of our operators.”

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