Acadiana Shipbuilding Completes Yard Expansion

Acadiana Shipbuilding Corporation's president Glenn Guidry has announced the recent expansion of the New Iberia, La.-based shipyard. The company, with the addition of a fourth construction pad, crane, and associated welding equipment, can now deliver their standard 120-foot by 30-foot by 7-foot deck barges at the rate of three each month. Three 120- foot deck barges at various stages of construction and three 65-foot, ABS-classed oil pollution cleanup barges can be seen.

Acadiana Shipbuilding began construction of its first barge in October 1977, and has since delivered more than 55 barges.

While the company's main product line has been their standard 120-foot deck barge, they have also built several pushboats, quar- barges, spud barges and oil pollution cleanup equipment. The three 65-foot oil pollution barges now are equipped with oil 'water separators, transfer pumping and piping systems, and steam coil heating system. Seven of these barges are being constructed by Acadiana and will be shipped to Saudi Arabia for operation by the port authority.

The company has also just completed preliminary design details for a 60-foot by 24-foot by 9.5-foot pushboat. This vessel is designed to accommodate a variety of main engines up to a total of 1,000 shp.

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