Bristol, Rhode Island – September 8th, 2015 – Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) is pleased to announce that the Vane Brothers Company has taken delivery of a BHGI designed 55,000 BBL double hull oil barge. BHGI was contracted by Conrad Industries to develop the design of the 361’ x 62’ x 24.5’, 55,000 BBL double skin tank barge. The construction of the barge took place at Conrad Shipyard in Amelia, Louisiana and was recently delivered to Vane Brother’s. The barge is certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for oceans-fully manned trade.
The barge’s primary purpose is to transport asphalt and other heavy oils. It is equipped with a complete loading and discharging system in 10 tank compartments and includes a cargo thermal heating system with over 8 miles of heating coil pipe.
BHGI is a full service naval architecture and marine engineering firm specializing in commercial vessel design and consulting. Over the past 20 years, BHGI has produced more than 50 unique designs, to which more than 100 vessels have been built. These include: barges, tugs, ATB’s, passenger vessels, dredges, and yachts. To learn more you can visit our website: http://bristolharborgroup.com.