Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La., is closing its New Orleans shipyard operations, located on the Mississippi River in Algiers, La. The work will be moved to one of Bollinger’s Mississippi locations.
VT Halter Marine, Pascagoula, Miss., was sold to Bollinger in November 2022 for $15 million. Bollinger purchased the companies from ST Engineering North America.
The deal also included ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore (STEHMO) and two dormant yards north of Pascagoula. The Pascagoula facilities have direct, deepwater access to the Gulf of Mexico and included corporate office space, engineering, fabrication, warehousing, and a foreign trade zone.
The newly acquired yards have been renamed Bollinger Mississippi Shipbuilding and Bollinger Mississippi Repair. The Algiers operation featured two drydocks. The larger of the two drydocks will likely be moved to Mississippi.
US News & World Report reported that the smaller of the two drydocks has been sent to Port Fourchon for retrofitting and could end up at Bollinger Harvey, located near New Orleans in Harvey, La. Bollinger Harvey specializes in conversions and repair.