Canada-based Washington Marine Group said its sister company, Vancouver Shipyards (VSY,) has secured two construction contracts.
The first project is to build a double-hulled oil barge, followed immediately by three 1,200-unit chip barges for Seaspan.
The newbuild projects are a continuation of Seaspan’s reinvestment in fleet renewal.
The oil barge, a 32,000-barrel class-B type, will measure 83m in length, will be equipped with spill tanks, a main deck guard system and a vapour recovery vent system.
Construction will begin in January 2011, with completion in late November 2011.
Construction will start in July 2011, with completion in 2012.