The Great Lakes Group


Great Lakes Shipyard Awarded Multi-Vessel Drydocking & Repair Contract by United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District

Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Detroit District for the drydocking and repairs of the Floating Plant, based at the Detroit Field Station.


The shipyard will perform routine drydocking, maintenance and repairs of the Tug DEMOLEN, Crane Barge VELER, and Deck Scow BC-6576. In addition to drydocking the vessels, work includes underwater hull cleaning and maintenance; inspection of propulsion and steering systems; sea valves maintenance; bearing inspections; and other routine cleaning, maintenance and repairs. In addition, the scope of work also includes renewal of four (4) large deck hatches on the Crane Barge VELER.


This will be the first time the Detroit District Floating Plant has been drydocked using Great Lakes Shipyard’s 700 metric ton capacity Marine Travelift. All three (3) vessels will be hauled out on October 26, 2015, and work will commence immediately. The vessels are scheduled for redelivery to the USACE in mid-December.


Great Lakes Shipyard is a full-service yard specializing in ship repairs, new construction, industrial fabrication, and winter layup work of all types of vessels.