Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Delivers Second Kirby ATB

ATB Kirby
The first of a two ATB order for Kirby corporation.

By The Maritime Executive 07-31-2017 01:12:09

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) of Sturgeon Bay, WI, a subsidiary of Fincantieri Marine Group, has delivered on schedule the second Articulated Tug Barge unit (ATB) Paul McLernan and the 155,000-barrel barge 155-02 to Kirby Corporation. This completes the original contract signed back in July 2014, with the first ATB being delivered in the fall of 2016.

Some of the particulars for these units are:

The 6,000-HP tug measures 123’ X 38’ X 22’, is certified ABS Class +A-1 Towing Service, +AMS, and is equipped with state-of-the-art navigation and communications technology.

The 155,000 BBL barge, 521’ X 72’ X 41’, is purpose-built to carry petroleum or chemical cargoes domestically.

FBS has been very successful over the years with a strong commitment to our customers resulting in significant repeat business.

Todd Thayse, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Vice President and General Manager, commented on the delivery “ Our contract with Kirby to build a pair of ATBs was significant for  our FBS team, this vessel is expected to exceed performance expectations as her sister vessel has already done over the past year. We are thankful for the loyalty and confidence our customers have demonstrated over the years and we look forward to future new build programs with Kirby”

Kirby currently operates several ATB units built by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in the mid-2000s. 

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