Conrad Shipyard to build first LNG bunker barge in U.S.; State of the U.S. Coast Guard

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Conrad Shipyard to build first LNG bunker barge in U.S.
February 25, 2015—It was an historic day for the U.S. maritime industry as Conrad Orange Shipyard, Inc., Orange, TX, a division of Conrad Shipyard, LLC, Morgan City, LA, signed a contract with WesPac Midstream LLC (WesPac), Irvine, CA, to build the first dedicated LNG bunker barge for the marine market in North America. Plans call for the 2,200 m3 capacity barge to be delivered in early 2016, initially operating in Tacoma, WA, to service shipowner Totem Ocean Trailer Express’s Orca class RO/RO vessels, in addition to other LNG-powered vessels.

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