Conrad Industries announces delivery of North America first LNG bunker barge

August 27, 2018. Conrad Industries, Inc. announced the successful completion and delivery of the Clean Jacksonville, the first LNG bunker barge built in North America. The Clean Jacksonville was constructed in Orange, TX, at Conrad Orange Shipyard, a subsidiary of Conrad Industries, and the safe and successful gas trial execution took place in Port Fourchon, LA. The vessel will enter service for TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico in the Port of Jacksonville, FL, where the vessel will bunker two Marlin Class containerships operating on LNG fuel between Jacksonville and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

   "The successful completion and delivery of the Clean Jacksonville is both a proud and humbling moment for Conrad. I am proud of our team's tenacious dedication to the completion of this project and unwavering adherence to our commitments. At the same time, we are humbled and grateful to be a part of an unparalleled international partnership comprised of the owner, our engineering groups, vendors and manufacturers who made this vessel a reality," stated Brett Wolbrink, Vice President of Conrad LNG, LLC.

   Of equal importance was the extensive collaboration with regulatory agencies to accomplish this industry first. Mr. Wolbrink went on to state, "We were fortunate to have such a good working relationship with the USCG and ABS throughout the design, engineering and construction of the LNG bunker barge."