MOBILE, Ala.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Signal International has announced the successful delivery of the MARMAC 304, the second new 300’ x 100’ x 20’ ABS ocean classed deck barge built for McDonough Marine Service by Signal’s Orange, TX Division this year. The five-month project started in April and the barge was delivered on time and on budget with zero ABS rejects.
“Signal is pleased to be working with the McDonough team and further appreciate the opportunities they have given us to show what our Orange, Texas shipyard can do”
Patrick Slant, President of McDonough Marine Service, stated, “McDonough Marine Service is very satisfied with the quality of the product, responsiveness, and delivery. We have an exceptional relationship between our companies. The quick delivery has enabled our company to fulfill contracted charter commitments early.”
“Signal is pleased to be working with the McDonough team and further appreciate the opportunities they have given us to show what our Orange, Texas shipyard can do,” Commented Richard Marler, President and CEO of Signal International. “Using modular construction techniques we are capable of a highly efficient and cost competitive operation with unequaled quality. With these McDonough contracts we have demonstrated that we can achieve extremely aggressive schedules and control cost to a satisfied customer.”
The barge was designed with an ABS load line maximum cargo capacity of 13,200 short tons and uniform deck strength of 4,500 lbs/sq. ft. It will be ready for charter through McDonough Marine Service in September and eventually will be fleeted in Amelia, La.
In addition, Signal’s Orange, TX facility is on schedule to deliver (3ea) 260’ x 72’ x 16’ ABS ocean classed deck barges by the end of 2013.
About Signal International:
Signal International, Inc., is an integrated company providing global services to the offshore, marine and naval industries. As a leading supplier of marine and fabrication services, the core business is construction, repair, and conversion of offshore drilling rigs, ships and vessels. The company utilizes world-class continuous flow manufacturing processes for fabrication of marine vessels, modules for refinery expansion and offshore renewable energy components. Recognized as one of the “Best Large Shipyards” for excellence in safety, Signal is known for quality workmanship, on time and on budget. Headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, Signal operates four production facilities in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas.