Yesterday, Ingram Marine Group, along with Cenac Marine Services and Main Iron Works, held a christening of the 1,600-hp Adrienne M. Moore and honoring of the 2,000-hp Tom Cornwell. The two towboats are also the first of a fleet of 10 that Cenac Marine and Main Iron are building for Ingram Marine. 

“It’s always a wonderful occasion when we bring in new vessels to our fleet, and the M/V Adrienne M. Moore and M/V Tom Cornwell are going to be beautiful additions,” Orrin Ingram, chairman, Ingram Barge Co., and CEO of Ingram Industries, said in a statement announcing the deliveries. “They are named after two special Ingram Marine associates who absolutely deserve this recognition. I want to thank the hard work of Cenac Marine, Main Iron Works and everyone else who is involved in bringing these vessels to the water. I look forward to seeing them in action soon.”

Early reports are that the 78'x32'x10' Adrienne M. Moore is performing well. Designed by Main Iron, Ingram, and Ashraf Degedy PE, the boat’s twin Tier 3 Caterpiller C32 diesel engines, producing 800 hp each, connect to 76"x62" Michigan Wheel props from Houma Machine and Propeller for the boat’s main propulsion. Ship’s service power comes from two Northern Lights C series gensets.  

“We love hearing any feedback from clients. Especially on a project of this magnitude. It helps us moving forward with the construction of the other vessels,” said Benny Cenac, owner of Cenac Marine

The Tom Cornwell was also designed by Ingram, Main Iron and Ashraf Degedy PE. The boat’s main propulsion also comes from Cat C32, Tier 3 diesel engines connected to 76"x68" Michigan Wheel propellers from Houma Machine and Propeller. This boat’s Cat engines, however, produce 1,000 hp each. Ship’s service power comes from twin John Deere/Northern Lights C series gensets.

As the first two of 10, these vessels will serve as the model for all future vessels constructed under the current contract. Plans currently include the delivery of two more tugs in 2021, three in 2022 and three in 2023, with the final vessel planned for delivery in 2024.