Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., (BSI)
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. is a provider of marine repair and conversion services and a provider of new construction services to the energy, commercial and government marine markets in the Gulf of Mexico region. Family owned and operated since 1946, the Company specializes in the repair, conversion and new construction of a wide variety of small to medium-sized offshore and inland vessels.
By 2012 Bollinger had successfully delivered over one hundred thirty-eight (138) patrol boats since 1985 to the USCG and USN. These patrol boats ranged in size from 87' to 170' and range in speed from 25 knots to 35 knots. The patrol boats are designed to survive through a sea state 5 and a two compartment damaged stability NAVSEA standard.The patrol boats have a range of personnel from as little as 10 to as much as 39 passengers and crew members. All of the patrol boats are equipped with conventional propulsion systems range from 2,900 BHP (total) to 14,400 BHP (total). Each of the patrol boats are capable of making water and stay on patrol for at least 5 days. The fire power on these vessels range from twin 50 caliber machine guns to twin stabilized 25MM guns. The larger patrol boat is equipped with armor plating.
Originally designed to Government specifications for a 170-foot PC, Bollinger later incorporated a stern notch launch and recovery system for the U.S. Navy’s 11-meter RHIB in the 179-foot PC-14 and retro fitted all 170-foot PCs. With speeds up to 35 knots, the PC is still able to remain on patrol for 10 days without refueling or replenishment. Bollinger once again was selected for its outstanding parent craft design for the USCG Fast Response Cutter, our largest patrol boat to date. The Bollinger FRC measures 154 feet x 25 feet x 8.5 feet and is powered by two (2) TIER II diesel engines rated at 5760 Brake Horsepower. These vessels will accommodate a mixed gender crew of twenty-two for up to five days at sea.
The company currently operates fourteen shipyards, eight which are ISO 9001 certified, strategically located throughout South Louisiana and Texas with direct access to the central Gulf of Mexico. With 42 dry docks ranging in capacity from 100 tons to 22,000 tons, Bollinger provides a wide variety of dry-docks and services for both shallow and deepwater vessels and rigs.
In 1946 Donald G. Bollinger, along with his brothers Dick, George, and Ralph, established the the five marine railways along Bayou Lafourche. Lockport's five marine railways are capable of handling vessels up to 165 feet in length. Aluminum or steel repair jobs are done on a routine basis. The Lockport Division features a USCG-approved gas-freeing and fuel storage facility/carpenter shop, hydraulic shop, and along with all of our other repair divisions, offers 24-hour service.
Lockport has recently added Fab Shop 5, which includes our automated panel line facility. This panel line facility includes an NC programming group, an NC plasma cutting machine, automated panel line welding machines, a shot blaster, paint booth, and miscellaneous shears, press breaks, and other metal-working tools. The panel line facility has increased our indoor fabrication shop area by 61,000 square feet to a total of 461,000 square feet.
Patrol boats have ranged in size from 87' to 170' and range in speed from 25 knots to 35 knots. The patrol boats are designed to survive through a sea state 5 and a two compartment damaged stability NAVSEA standard. The patrol boats have a range of personnel from as little as 10 to as much as 39 passengers and crew members. All of the patrol boats are equipped with conventional propulsion systems range from 2,900 BHP (total) to 14,400 BHP (total). Each of the patrol boats are capable of making water and stay on patrol for at least 5 days.
The coastal patrol ships Thunderbolt (PC 12) and Shamal (PC 13) were christened in a combined ceremony on March 11, 1995, at Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, in Lockport, Louisiana. Thunderbolt is the 12th, and Shamal is the last of 13 Cyclone Class ships authorized to be built by Congress. In August 1997 Bollinger was awarded a $23,190,342 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of Patrol Coastal Ship, PC-14 with related data, provisioning technical documentation, and crew orientation and familiarization. This contract included options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $29,500,000. Work was performed in Lockport, La., and was expected to be completed by February 2000. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity.
The patrol coastal ship, Tornado (PC 14), was commissioned 24 June 2000. In October 1999 Bollinger was awarded a $5,093,282 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-97-C-2205 for the design, fabrication, assembly, conversion and testing of stern launch and recovery systems and associated training for three patrol coastal (PC) Cyclone class ships. PC ships are primary long-range coastal patrol and drug interdiction craft, which support various Naval Special Warfare boat and craft operations. Work was performed in Lockport, La., and was expected to be completed by June 2000
In March 1996 Bollinger Shipyards was awarded a $16,503,650 increment as part of a $73,494,620 firm fixed price contract for up to six 100-250 ton barges, derricks, and cranes. Work was performed in Lockport, Louisiana (62%), and St. Paul, Minnesota (38%), and was expected to be completed by May 31, 2001. There were 45 bids solicited on May 22, 1995, and three bids received. The contracting activity is the U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command, St. Louis, Missouri. In December 1997 Bollinger was awarded a delivery order amount of $13,004,381 as part of a firm-fixed-price contract for a 115 ton barge-derrick crane. Work was performed in Lockport, La., and was expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 1999. There were two bids solicited on Jan. 14, 1996, and one bid was received. The contracting activity is the U.S. Army Tank-automotive & Armaments Command, Warren, Mich.
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