VANCOUVER, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Ledcor's Marine Division announced
today that it has awarded the construction of two A.G.
McIlwain-designed tugs to Bracewell Marine Group Ltd. 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
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
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.
"We feel very fortunate to work with Stephen and the McIlwain family,
and to continue the proud tradition of tug building in British Columbia
by partnering with Bracewell Marine Group. Ltd.," said Mark Houghton,
Chief Operating Officer for Ledcor's Marine Division.
Bracewell is a family held business lead by Lance Bracewell (President),
Kristina Bracewell (Chief Financial Officer), and General Manager Tim
About Bracewell Marine Group Ltd.
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. www.bracewellmarinegroup.com.
About Ledcor Resources & Transportation
Ledcor Resources and Transportation provides marine, highway and
aviation transportation services, and has also recently expanded into
forestry. It is a member of the Ledcor Group of Companies, one of North
America's most diversified industrial and construction companies,
serving the building, oil & gas, forestry, infrastructure,
transportation, mining, power and communications sectors. Ledcor also
owns operations in property investment and wastewater treatment. Since
1947, Ledcor has been growing with its clients and partners: Forward.
Together. Find out how at www.ledcor.com.
SOURCE: Ledcor Industries
For further information:
Chief Operating Officer, Ledcor Marine Division
Ledcor Resources and Transportation
(604) 681 - 7500