LOCKPORT — Bollinger Shipyards has taken delivery of two dry docks with a total lifting capacity of 12,000 tons.
The Lockport-based shipbuilder said Thursday that the larger of the docks, capable of lifting 10,500 tons, will be located at the company’s Port Fourchon facility in southern Lafourche Parish. The dry dock measures 320 feet by 100 feet.
Bollinger Chief Operating Officer Ben Bordelon said the addition of the newest dry dock gives Bollinger three Fourchon dry docks with a combined lifting capacity of more than 22,000 tons.
The second dry dock can lift 1,500 tons and will be located at the Bollinger Quick Repair facility in the Harvey Canal near New Orleans. The smaller dry dock measures 160 by 60 feet. The Quick Repair site serves both the inland and offshore marine transportation industries. The facility has six dry docks whose lift capacity ranges from 900 to 3,400 tons.
The new dry docks are the latest additions to Bollinger’s expansion efforts.
The company recently announced the development of Bollinger Fourchon North at the Port of Fourchon. The facility, scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2015, will have dry-dock capacity to service most of the vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico and out of Fourchon, according to Bollinger. In addition to the company’s three docks, Bollinger Fourchon North will include a business park with housing, fabrication and machining for subsea equipment, structural components for subsea pipelines and deepwater developments, as well as project and equipment laydown areas.
The company said its current facility, Bollinger Fourchon South, will remain the rig, topside repair and conversion facility on the main channel in the Port of Fourchon.