Construction of GLDD’s scow barges kicks off

Conrad Shipyard recently hosted a steel cutting ceremony for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock’s three 7,100 cubic yard dump scow barges at its shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana.

Dump scows are barges which have hopper type cargo carrying compartment and a split hull design to facilitate bottom dumps to discharge dredged material.

For the project, Conrad will be utilizing multiple strategically located facilities to support GLDD’s needs.

GLDD has awarded Conrad multiple contracts over the past year along with numerous repair and conversion projects.

Addressing an audience of Conrad and GLDD managers, Brett Wolbrink, Conrad Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer commented: “These contract awards and projects re-enforce GLDD’s confidence in Conrad and continues to build on our longstanding partnership that we have enjoyed over the years.”

“We sincerely thank all the GLDD and Conrad project team members that work together on a daily basis for their professionalism, teamwork and dedication to helping us make these projects successful for both Conrad and GLDD,” added Wolbrink.

Each identical barge will measure 277’ by 63.5’ by 27.25’. Delivery for all three vessels is scheduled between the second and third quarters of 2022.

Photo: Conrad Shipyard