The Overseas Shipholding Group has signed a binding contract with Gunderson Marine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greenbrier, for the construction of one 204,000-barrel capacity oil and chemical tank barge.
This 177-metre barge will be constructed at Gunderson’s Portland building facilities and will be built to comply with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13 Tier III standards regarding nitrogen oxide emissions within emission control areas.
OSG intends to register the vessel under the US Flag, allowing it to be employed in Jones Act trades. The barge will be constructed to pair with existing tugs within OSG’s current fleet for operation as an articulated tug barge or ATB unit.
Delivery is scheduled during the second quarter of 2020
The agreement with Gunderson Marine also provides OSG with an option to construct a second sister barge which would have a scheduled delivery date during the last quarter of 2020.
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