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Conrad Shipyard announces new LNG business unit

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Conrad Shipyard has announced that it has formed a new business unit, which will focus on LNG projects. It will be led by Conrad Vice President, Brett Wolbrink.

Conrad President and CEO, Johnny Conrad, said: “Brett has served Conrad Shipyard in a variety of management positions, and he has in-depth knowledge of our operation from the ground up.

“We believe the continued development of the LNG fuel market to be of critical importance. Not only will it provide positive change with respect to environmental emissions, but will ultimately provide significant long-term positive economic results for owners and operators. We want Conrad to be an active participant and a leader in the development of this market.”

Conrad is currently constructing an LNG bunker barge for service in North America, with delivery scheduled for early 2017. The company is also developing designs for transport barges and dual-fuel towboats, as well as other research and development projects.

Wolbrink said: “In Conrad’s 68 year history, we have had the opportunity to not only witness, but actively participate in, many historical and technologically innovative transformations in the marine industry. We see the LNG marine fuel market as the next logical progression in this history. Conrad has the experience, the workforce, the facilities, and the leadership to not only take advantage of these opportunities, but to be actively engaged in fostering the continued development of the infrastructure necessary to expand this markets capabilities. Our team is excited and looking forward to the opportunities ahead of us.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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