Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) is pleased to announce that the Vane Brothers Company has taken delivery of a BHGI designed 361’ x 62’ x 24.5’, 55,000 BBL double hull asphalt barge. BHGI was contracted by Conrad Industries, Inc. to develop the design based on a previous proven hull design that BHGI had completed for Conrad in 2014. The construction of the barge took place at Conrad Deepwater South in Amelia, Louisiana and 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. A thermal stress analysis, in accordance with ABS requirements, was developed to ensure hull structural stresses were acceptable.
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: http://bristolharborgroup.com.