Conrad Shipyard recently hosted a group of representatives from WorkBoat and the International WorkBoat Show for a tour of Conrad Deepwater Repair's and Conrad Deepwater South's facilities in Amelia, La. The tour was led by Pete Orlando, general manager of Conrad Deepwater Repair, and Jacob Naquin from Conrad's sales department.

The walkthrough of the repair and new construction facilities started at the panel line building, where the WorkBoat team witnessed the state-of-the-art equipment and production process in action.


Then out to the 52-acre new construction facility’s massive outdoor erection area with two 1,500' erection lanes, accommodating projects for the second of two trailing suction hopper dredges, and the hanging of the stern section of one of several ocean-going barges.

The transition over to the adjacent Deepwater Repair facility demonstrated how having these facilities next to each other allows Conrad Shipyard to leverage its capabilities to provide enhanced support for their customers’ projects.

The Deepwater Repair facility gave the team an opportunity to see a cross-section of Conrad's diversity with vessels in for repairs, conversions, and regulatory inspections. Vessels occupied six drydocks and pier sides, ranging from ocean-going deck barges to offshore supply vessels and dredges.

A highlight of the Deepwater Repair Facility tour was to see a converted oil & gas offshore supply vessel transformed into the world's first marine spaceport destined to take passengers offshore to experience human spaceflight from the MS Voyager

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