Gulf Island Fabrication,Inc (GIFI) reports that its Shipyard Division has actually gotten an honor for the building of a 495 traveler, 70 lorry, double-ended ferryboat for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
The Shearer Group,Inc (TSGI), created the 300′ hybrid propulsion ferryboat which will certainly run in between Galveston as well as Bolivar Island,Texas
“I am pleased to have been selected to build this ferry for the Texas Department of Transportation,” claimed Kirk Meche, Gulf Island’s President as well asChief Executive Officer “This award is another example of our commitment to diversify outside of our traditional oil and gas markets to provide opportunities for our employees and returns for our shareholders.”
The vessel will certainly be developed at GIFI’s Jennings, La., center as well as her distribution is set up for late 2021. “Gulf Island Shipyards certainly looks forward to the opportunity of working with both the TSGI staff and the TxDOT construction team in building this state of the art and highly innovative ABS classed ferry”, claimed Mike Jannise (GIS’ Sales as well as Business Development Manager).
- Dimensions: 293′ x 66′ x 16′
- Capacity: 70 Car/ 495 Passengers
- Propulsion: Diesel Electric with Energy Storage
- Propellers: Voith Schneider