Bollinger Shipyards, a designer and builder of offshore oil field support vessels, has taken delivery of two dry-docks with a total lifting capacity of 12,000 tons.
One of the docks, a 10,500 ton dry-dock will be located at the Bollinger Port Fourchon facility, in Louisiana, and measures 320-ft. x 100-ft. between the wing walls. Bollinger now has three commercial dry-docks located in Fourchon with a combined lifting capacity of over 22,000 tons.
The second dock, a 1,500 ton dry-dock will be located at the Bollinger Quick Repair (BQR) facility in Harvey, Louisiana, and measures 160-ft x 60-ft between the wing walls. BQR is located off the Mississippi River on the Harvey Canal and provides service to both the inland and offshore marine transportation sector with six dry-docks ranging from 900 to 3,400 ton lifting capacity.
The announcement was made by Bollinger Chief Operating Officer, Ben Bordelon: “We are very pleased to announce the addition of two new dry-docks. These two docks will position us well in the diverse customer markets that we serve, and will further enhance our position in the market with lifting capacity needed by our customers.”
Bollinger recently announced the development of Bollinger Fourchon North at the Port of Fourchon. Scheduled to open in the 2nd quarter of 2015, Bollinger said that the facility will have ample dry-dock capacity for most all of the vessels operating in the Gulf and out of the port.
In addition to the three docks currently in the port for Bollinger, the facility will include a business park with housing, fabrication and machining for subsea equipment, structural components for subsea pipelines and deepwater developments, as well as project and equipment laydown areas.
The current Bollinger facility, Bollinger Fourchon South, will remain the rig, topside repair and conversion facility on the main channel in the Port of Fourchon.