BHGI Announces the Delivery of an 80k BBL Double Hull Oil Barge for Vane Brothers

Bristol, Rhode Island – February 26th, 2017 – Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) is pleased to announce that the Vane Brothers Company has taken delivery of a BHGI designed 403’ x 74’ x 32’, 80,000 BBL double hull AT/B oil tank barge. In 2015, BHGI was contracted by Conrad Industries, Inc. to develop the design based on a previous proven hull design that BHGI had completed for Conrad. The construction of the barge took place at Conrad Deepwater South in Amelia, Louisiana and it is certificated by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for unlimited oceans-unmanned service. The barge is the first of three sister hulls to be delivered to Vane Brothers Company.

The barge is equipped with a complete loading and discharging system in 10 tank compartments and includes a cargo 10 MMBTU thermal heating system. A thermal stress analysis, in accordance with ABS requirements, was developed to ensure hull structural stresses were acceptable.

DS 801 ATB Double Hull Oil Barge:

 Dimensions:  403’x 74’x 32’

 Capacity:  80,000 BBL

 Bow Thruster: (1) OmniTHRUSTER™ Model HT600

 Generators: Three (3) each John Deere, 6135AFM85, 3ph, 60Hz, 294kW

  One (1) each John Deere®, Model 4045, 480V, 3ph, 60Hz, 99kW @ 1800rpm @ 1800rpm

 Cargo Heaters:  Two (2) Vapor Power, Model ONC-5937-AHK-50, 5 MMBTU/unit

 Classification:  ABS XA1, Unmanned, Unrestricted Oceans Service

BHGI is a full service naval architecture and marine engineering firm specializing in commercial vessel design and consulting. For over twenty years, BHGI has been a leader in the naval architecture and marine engineering field having designed tugs, barges, ATB’s, passenger vessels, dredges and yachts. To learn more you can visit our website:


Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. is a full-service naval architecture and marine engineering firm specializing in commercial vessel design and consulting.

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