Bollinger names Amelia-built dry-dock for longtime employee
Bollinger Quick Repair LLC, a Bollinger Shipyards LLC company, has taken delivery of a new 3,400-ton dry-dock.
The announcement was made by Bollinger President & CEO Ben Bordelon,
“We are very pleased to announce the delivery and availability of the dry-dock Mr. Eddie to our Bollinger Quick Repair facility," Bordelon said.
He congratulated Eddie Barnes, a Bollinger employee for 47 years.
The dock is now in service and measures 219 feet 7 inches by 84 feet, with a wing wall depth of 15 feet. It is rated for 3,400 tons. The dry-dock was built at Bollinger Shipyard’s Amelia facility.
The dry-dock is named in honor of long time employee Barnes. He joined Bollinger Shipyards on June 29, 1972, and during his tenure with the company he has held various key production positions such as dock master, foreman and superintendent.
The company said Barnes 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.
BQR is located off the Mississippi River on the Harvey Canal and provides service to both the inland and offshore marine transportation markets with fivedry-docks ranging from 900 to 3,400 ton capacity.
The propeller, machin and armature shops located adjacent to the wet dock and floating dry docks are known worldwide for the first-class services performed in the facilities for other shipyards and for our customers around the world.