LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards has been awarded a contract to construct an ocean transport barge for General Dynamics Electric Boat.

Bollinger President & C.E.O. Ben Bordelon said, “We are pleased to announce that we will be constructing the Ocean Transport Barge for Electric Boat, which will transport submarine modules to Electric Boat’s Groton Shipyard for final assembly and test. The Bollinger management team and talented workforce are proud to be part of this program.”

The concept and contract design for the 395ft. by 100ft. Ocean Transport Barge was performed by the Bristol Harbor Group.The detail design engineering will be performed at the Bollinger Lockport New Construction facility in Lockport, Louisiana and the construction will take place at the Bollinger Marine Fabrication facility in Amelia, Louisiana.Delivery is scheduled for 2021.

Bollinger Shipyards LLC ( is a leading designer and builder of fast military patrol boats, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats, barges, and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located throughout Louisiana with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region.