BAE Systems Lays Keel for GLDD Dump Scow (USA)
BAE Systems Southeast Shipyard Alabama LLC in Mobile yesterday had a keel-laying ceremony for the first of two dump scows to be built for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co, according to al.com.
When complete, the entire first vessel will weigh about 1,600 tons and measure 295 feet long and 62 feet wide, with a draft of 17 feet.
The second vessel, which is scheduled to start in January, will be of the same dimensions and capacity. Both 7,500-cubic-yard, split bottom dump scows will be used to support U.S. dredging operations.
The first vessel is expected to be completed and delivered by April 2013, according to company officials.
Dredging Today Staff, November 27, 2012