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US Fab Awarded Contract to Build State-of-the-Art, Split Hull Dump Barge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 1, 2012, Seattle, WA. Last week US Fab, a Vigor Industrial company, won the contract to build American Construction Co., Inc.’s newest vessel, a 242’ x 54’,  4,050 cubic yard, split hull dump barge. The barge was designed by The Glosten Associates of Seattle, WA and features an advanced sealing mechanism to safeguard environmentally sensitive areas from potential leakage.

“There are a limited number of split hull dump barges on the West Coast and American Construction is a leader in both cutting edge equipment and quality services,” said Bryan Nichols, Sales Representative, Vigor Industrial. “We’re proud to add them as a customer and are looking forward to a long-term relationship.”

Construction of the barge will take place in Vigor’s Swan Island shipyard in Portland, Oregon. The yard is outfitted with an expansive 800 foot buildway, 600 ton Gantry crane and 150,000 feet of covered fabrication bays, ideally suited for new builds.

Construction is on a tight schedule, with delivery set for June 30, 2013. “US Fab has a solid reputation for on time, on budget deliveries,” said Steven Brannon, President, American Construction. “We’re confident they will hit our deadlines and deliver a quality vessel to augment our fleet and ensure the safety of our operators.” American Construction is a premier west coast dredging and marine construction company headquartered in Tacoma, Washington. The firm’s history in the Puget Sound dates back to 1903. 

Vigor Industrial LLC is a leader in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry with seven leading facilities in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Vigor Industrial and its subsidiaries provide quality vessels built to last to satisfied customers across the US and around the world. 

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