Moran Iron Works launches two deck barges

Written by Nick Blenkey
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APRIL 28, 2015 — Moran Iron Works (MIW), Onaway, MI,  launched two ocean going deck barges last week for Durocher Marine, a division of Kokosing Construction Company Inc.

The two deck barges are 180′ X 54′ X 12′ and built in accordance with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulations and classifications.
Kokosing IV launched on Monday, April 20, and Kokosing III launched Tuesday, April 21, at the deep water port at Calcite in Rogers City, MI, through MIW’s Port Calcite Collaborative.

On Saturday, April 25, the barges were taken by Durocher Marine’s tug General to Cheboygan, MI, to ready them for their first project which is taking place in Oswego, NY.

Bill Hartig, Senior Project Manager for MIW, estimates that approximately 35,000 hours of project management, shop and field work went into the project.

“This is a monumental week for Moran Iron Works,” says Tom Moran, CEO and Founder of Moran Iron Works. “Our team did an incredible job from start to finish. I couldn’t be prouder.”

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