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Conrad Shipyard Delivers Two Inland Asphalt Barges To Parker Towing

Conrad Shipyard (OTC Pink: CNRD) today announced that it has delivered two 30,000  BBL Asphalt Barges to Parker Towing of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

“We are pleased to announce the delivery of the tank barges PTC 2001 and PTC 2002 to Parker Towing," said Conrad CEO  Johnny Conrad. Our two companies have a rich and storied history of providing outstanding services to our customers  and it was a pleasure to work closely with their management team to deliver these vessels.” 

The PTC 2001 and PTC 2002 are each double skin 30,000 BBL capacity Asphalt Barges, measuring 297’-6” x 54’ x 12’. Each  barge is outfitted with one (1) Volcanic thermal fluid heater unit rated for 8 million BTU; one (1) 99kw John Deer generator;  three (3) Nabrico deck cranes; four (4) Patterson 40-ton winches and a Bergan alarm system. The barges are designed to  meet the requirements of a Type ll and lll hull design, and authorized for the carriage of Grade A and lower products,  Subchapter D and limited Subchapter O products on rivers, lakes, bays and sounds.  

Terah Huckabee, Sr. Vice President Corporate Development of Parker Towing said, “Conrad has been on our short list for  several projects in the past several years. So, when we got together on this project, we were excited to have the  opportunity to work with them. Their project management, construction processes and quality all lived up to their  reputation and we are proud to add these barges to our expanding liquid fleet.”  

The PTC 2001 was built at Conrad’s Deepwater South facility in Amelia, Louisiana, and the PTC 2002 was constructed at  Conrad’s Front Street facility in Morgan City, Louisiana. 


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