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    Conrad Industries secures contract for new aluminum yard

    Yard News // December 19, 2003
    Founded in 1948, Conrad Industries Inc has four shipyards in Louisiana and Texas, primarily building in steel. In November this year, the company opened a new aluminum shipyard at Amelia near their headquarters yard in Morgan City Louisiana, a two-bay 37,500 square foot covered building structure, with six overhead cranes and a 300-ton travel lift.

    The company has now announced their first new building contract to build a crew supply boat for Diamond Services also of Amelia. The 175 x 32ft boat will have a moulded depth of 14.5ft.

    Like a number of other Diamond Services vessels, the new vessel will be Cummins powered, in this instance by four Cummins KTA38-M2 engines driving four Hamilton HM-721 waterjets. The vessel will have a 100hp bow thruster and it will be DP equipped. Capacities will include 250 tons of deck cargo, 6,500 gallons of ship's fuel, 30,000 gallons of transferable fuel and 50,000 gallons of rig water.

    Seating for 70 passengers will be installed on the 27kt vessel. Two fire monitors will be capable of pumping 1,000 gallons per minute each. Deliver is scheduled for late 2004.

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