Conrad Shipyard hosted a steel cutting ceremony for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC (GLDD) at its shipyard in Morgan City, La. The steel is for three 7,100 cubic yard dump scow barges. Conrad will be utilizing multiple strategically located facilities to support GLDD’s operational needs. Delivery for all three vessels is scheduled between the second and third quarters of 2022.

Each identical barge will measure 277'x63.5'x27.25'. Dump scows are barges which have hopper type cargo carrying compartments and a split hull design to facilitate bottom dumps to discharge dredged material.

Addressing an audience of Conrad and GLDD managers, Brett Wolbrink, Conrad executive vice president and COO said, “GLDD has awarded Conrad multiple contracts over the past year along with numerous repair and conversion projects. 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.”