• 2014 July 14 17:44

    Ledcor Marine places two tugs construction contract with Bracewell Marine Group

    Ledcor’s Marine Division has awarded the construction of two A.G. McIlwain-designed tugs to Bracewell Marine Group Ltd., the Company said in a press release.

    The two tugs will be built concurrently at the Bracewell shipyard facility at Shelter Island Marina located on the South Arm of the Fraser River in Richmond, B.C., and will be delivered in an 11 month time frame.

    The tugs will principally be used on the Fraser River to support Ledcor’s 10-year contract with Mainland Sand & Gravel, transporting aggregates on new Ledcor barges from the Mainland facility at Cox to various depots on the Fraser River, beginning in January 2016.
     
    Principal vessel characteristics:

    • 48’ long x 22.5’ beam x 10’ depth, with accommodations for two crew members.
    • Propulsion by two Caterpillar C18 Acert diesel engines (total horsepower 1,324). IMO Tier II, EPA Tier 3.
    • Two Twin Disc MG 5170 transmissions, driving 64” diameter x 72” pitch propellers in nozzles.
    • The electrical system is provided by two Caterpillar C2.2, 30 kW generators
    • Towing via a Burrard Towing Winch accommodating 1500’ of 1-1/4” wire, driven by a Caterpillar 3056 engine.

    The tug designer, A.G. "Al" McIlwain, has been a designer and integral part of the tug and barge industry in British Columbia and in the U.S. for over 45 years. Al was working on final design drawings for these vessels when he unfortunately passed away in May of this year at the age of 82.  His son, Stephen McIlwain, completed the design work and submissions to Transport Canada for regulatory review and approval.
     
    Southwest British Columbia (BC), Canada based Ledcor provides ship assist, barge and marine towing and emergency marine services. The Company owns and operates six tugboats and thirteen barges.

    Bracewell is a family held business lead by Lance Bracewell (President), Kristina Bracewell (Chief Financial Officer), and General Manager Tim Bell. Bracewell Marine Group is a full service marine refit and construction company based out of Shelter Island Marina. It is an amalgamation of three successful companies, Bracewell Boatworks, a renowned yacht builder and service facility in its own right, Seatec Fabricators, a full service machine shop with a highly skilled work force and Poplar Island Marine, a commercial service and construction company with a history rich in industrial marine construction.


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