Conrad to build tugs for Harley

The new tugs will be similar in design to the Barry Silverton, delivered by Conrad to Harley Marine in October 2015.

The new tugs will be similar in design to the Barry Silverton, delivered by Conrad to Harley Marine in October 2015.

Morgan City, La.-based Conrad Shipyard and Seattle-based Harley Marine Services have signed a contract to build a pair of 116′ articulated tug/barge unit tugs.

Designed by Entech Designs LLC, Kenner, La., the ATB tugs will be powered by twin GE 6L250, Tier 4 diesel engines, producing 2,280 hp each.

No other specifics about the outfitting of the boats were available. Conrad has previously built tugs for Harley.

“We strive every day to exceed out customer’s expectations and to improve the communities in which we live and operate,” chairman and CEO Harley Franco said in a statement announcing the deal. “Conrad Shipyard has the same philosophy as it relates to customer service and in giving back.”

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Ken Hocke

Ken Hocke has been the senior editor of WorkBoat since 1999. He was the associate editor of WorkBoat from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he was the editor of the Daily Shipping Guide, a transportation daily in New Orleans. He has written for other publications including The Times-Picayune. He graduated from Louisiana State University with an arts and sciences degree, with a concentration in English, in 1978.

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