Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, La., has delivered the first of four ABS classed spud barges to McDonough Marine Service, headquartered in Metairie, La.

The identical spud barges each measure 180'x54'x12.5', have deck strength of 2,500 lbs. PSF, and four spud wells. The remaining barges are on schedule for delivery in Q3 and Q4 of 2021. The barges are being constructed at Conrad’s Deepwater South facility in Amelia, La., one of five Conrad shipyards located along the Louisiana/Texas Gulf Coast.

McDonough Marine Service is involved in the marine transportation and logistics industry, owning the largest fleet of deck barges available for charter on the market today, according to a Conrad release. The company’s fleet consists of inland and ocean barges, including deck barges, spud and power spud barges, hopper barges and shale barges.

“Our company is committed to providing our clients with engineered barge design standards to address the changing requirements in our markets,” Patrick M. Stant, president of McDonough Marine Services, said in the prepared statement. “Our newbuild campaigns will continue to improve the quality of assets for our chartering program.”

Conrad Shipyard has an extensive construction portfolio which includes a wide variety of inland and oceangoing barges, featuring multiple tank barges, an LNG bunker barge, and numerous construction, crane and specialty barges.

“We have had a long-standing relationship with McDonough Marine, and we’ve enjoyed working with them over the years,” Dan Conrad, senior vice president and director of Conrad Shipyard, said.

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