US-based Bollinger Quick Repair, a Bollinger Shipyards company, has taken delivery of a new 3,400 tonne dry-dock.
The announcement was made by Bollinger President & CEO, Ben Bordelon who said “We are very pleased to announce the delivery and availability of the drydock Mr. Eddie to our Bollinger Quick Repair (BQR) facility. I want to congratulate Mr. Eddie Barnes, an outstanding Bollinger employee of 47 Years. We are proud for you to be a part of the Bollinger family. The dock is now in service and measures 67m X 25.6m with a wing wall depth of 14.6m and is rated for 3,400 tonnes. The dry-dock was built at Bollinger Shipyard’s Amelia, Louisiana facility.”
The dry-dock is named in honour of long-time dedicated and loyal Bollinger employee Eddie Barnes, Jr.Eddie joined Bollinger Shipyards on June 29, 1972 and during his tenure with the company he has held various key production positions such as Dockmaster, Foreman and Superintendent. Eddie has been instrumental over the years in coordinating the dry-dock, construction and crane operations within the facility. His wealth of shipyard knowledge and eagerness to get the job done has earned the respect and trust of many customers. Eddie’s main focus has always been ensuring the customer is taken care of.
BQR is located off the Mississippi River on the Harvey Canal and provides service to both the inland and offshore marine transportation markets with five (5) dry-docks ranging from 900 to 3,400 tonnes capacity.