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    Bollinger to build another 245ft liftboat for Montco

    Yard News // December 10, 2004
    The success of the 245ft class liftboat L/B Myrtle, delivered two years ago by Bollinger Shipyards in the US to Montco Offshore has led Montco to order another nearly identical vessel, L/B Kayd.

    Like its predecessor, the L/B Kayd will be built in Lockport and delivery is planned for September 2005.

    "When we took delivery of the Myrtle, said Lee Orgeron, president of Montco, we hailed it as a giant leap forward in the evolution of liftboats. Now we are excited that the L/B Kayd, will be the next step in that evolution. The basic difference betweenthe two vessels will be in the cranes and their increased lifting capacity."

    The three cranes, all to be manufactured by Titan Industries, will include a port bow mounted primary crane with a 110 foot lattice boom rated for 175 tons; a starboard bow telescoping auxiliary crane rated for 40 tons with a boom that extends from 50 to70 feet, and a 70 foot box boom crane mounted on the starboard stern rated for 25 tons allowing support vessels to offload personnel, cargo, and/or fluids without hindering other work being done by the liftboat.

    Equipped with 245-foot legs, the self-propelled floating platform will have the ability to work in water depths to 180 feet with a 15-foot air gap while lifting a total of 950 KIPS of variable load.

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