Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair has been awarded a contract to construct two hopper barges (with an option for a third) for Sterling Equipment of Quincy, MA, according to a report on Marinelink.com. The barges are to be 225' long, 42' wide and 12' deep. The barges are on an ambitious construction schedule and expected to be delivered by the middle to the end of August.
This is good news for Donjon, which lost revenue from the cancelled McKEE SONS drydocking earlier this year.
Sterling, based in Quincy, MA, operates a fleet of 11 tugs and numerous barges and cranes, specializing in rentals to the construction industry on the east coast.