Bay Shipbuilding Contracts to Build New Barge

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has signed an agreement with VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc. to construct a new self-unloading barge for transportation of bulk products throughout the Great Lakes region. Measuring 740 feet in length, the vessel will be constructed in Sturgeon Bay. VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc. (VTB) of Escanaba, Michigan, is a growing company operating three articulated tug and barges (ATBs) on the Great Lakes. This newest self-unloading barge will be environmentally friendly and delivered with the first Great Lakes ballast water treatment system meeting EPA standards in mid-2020. “We are pleased to see large-scale new construction that will operate on the Great Lakes being built on the Great Lakes,” said Vice President and General Manager Todd Thayse. “This new project and our past work is indicative of the quality and attention to detail our customers have come to expect from our seasoned workforce. It brings steady work to the hundreds of women and men we employ from across the region.”

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