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Bollinger Algiers ship repair facility pictured from New Orleans on August 19, 2019

Bollinger Algiers ship repair facility pictured from New Orleans, August 19, 2019. Photo: ccpixx photography/shutterstock

Bollinger Shipyards to Close Algiers Ship Repair Facility in New Orleans

Mike Schuler
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August 10, 2023

Bollinger Shipyards, the largest private shipbuilder in the U.S., has confirmed plans to close its Bollinger Algiers repair yard in New Orleans, however all employees will be relocated to nearby facilities and no jobs will be lost.

Bollinger has maintained a brown water repair and maintenance facility in Algiers, Louisiana, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River directly across from New Orleans, since 1990.

“As we continually work to optimize and strengthen our operations and respond to changing customer demands, we recently reallocated the work being performed at Algiers to our other facilities along the Gulf Coast. Importantly, all jobs were relocated within our other 13 facilities as we continue to expand our workforce,” a Bollinger spokesperson confirmed to gCaptain.

Most of the roughly 30 workers at the Algiers facility will now report to Bollinger’s newer and larger repair and maintenance facility in Harvey, Louisiana, just 3 miles up the river.

The Algiers facility has two dry docks, which will also be relocated. The larger dock, “Mrs. Jody,” weighs 4,000 tons and measures about 200 by 76 feet. It will be sent to Bollinger Mississippi in Pascagoula. The smaller dock, “Miss Darby,” which is approximately half the size of its counterpart, will be relocated to the Harvey facility.

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