Conrad Shipyard to develop 2nd Olmsted arch lifter


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Conrad Shipyard developed the key arch lifter crane barge for the Olmsted Project, seen right here on its shipment journey

NOVEMBER 5, 2018– Conrad Shipyard LLC, Morgan City, LA, has actually been granted a $9,899,207 firm-fixed-price agreement for a drifting crane barge to be made use of at the Olmsted Lock as well as Dam on the Ohio River as a back-up arch lifter.

Bids were obtained by means of the net with one obtained. Work will certainly be carried out in Morgan City, Louisiana, with an approximated conclusion day of March 3, 2020.

The UNITED STATE Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville, KY, is the having task.

Conrad Shipyard developed the key arch lifter for the job, the James M. Keen, a crane barge determining 110 feet, 6 inches by 60 feet with a shaped deepness of 8 feet, 6 inches, that was appointed in August this year.

The arch lifters are made use of to increase as well as decrease the steel dam arches as well as do upkeep features at the Olmsted Lock as well as Dam.

When increased, arches obstruct water as well as feed it to nearby watercraft locks that securely nurture barges to a reduced altitude when the river is reduced.

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