Parker Towing receives asphalt barges from Conrad Shipyard
Conrad Shipyard announced Thursday that two 30,000 BBL asphalt barges have been shipped to Parker Towing of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The PTC 2001 and PTC 2002 are both 30,000 BBL asphalt barges of double skin capacity, measuring 297'-6 'x 54' x 12 '. Each is equipped with one (1) 8 million BTU Volcanic thermal fluid heater unit, one 99kw John Deere generator, three Nabrico deck cranes, four 40-ton Patterson winches, and a Bergan alarm system.
The barges are intended to comply with the specifications of the Type ll and lll hull design and are allowed to carry Subchapter D and restricted Subchapter O goods on rivers, lakes, bays and sounds for Grade A and lower products.
At Conrad's Deepwater South facility in Amelia, Loa., the PTC 2001 was built and the PTC 2002 was built at Conrad's Front Street facility in Morgan City, La.
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