SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 — Bristol, RI, based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) reports that the Vane Brothers Company, Baltimore, MD, has taken delivery of a BHGI designed 55,000 bbl double hull oil barge.
BHGI was contracted by Conrad Industries to develop the design of the 361′ x 62′ x 24.5′ barge.The construction of the barge took place at Conrad Shipyard in Amelia, LA.
The barge is ABS and USCG certified for oceans-fully manned trade.
The barge’s primary purpose is to transport asphalt and other heavy oils. It is equipped with a complete loading and discharging system in 10 tank compartments and includes a cargo thermal heating system with over 8 miles of heating coil pipe.