Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a new construction contract by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Rock Island District for two (2) 38-foot work barges. The two new steel work barges will be used by USACE Rock Island District as a working platform to perform maintenance and inspections of Lock and Dam 11 & 14 on the Upper Mississippi River. The dimensions of the barges will be 38-foot long by 14-foot wide by 3-foot deep. The stern of the vessel will include a transom for mounting an outboard motor to power the vessel. Work will commence immediately and proceed until completed in November 2015.
Great Lakes Shipyard fabricated and delivered work barges of the same design for United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Rock Island District Lock and Dam 16 & 18 in 2010.