There’s good news coming out of Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay. The local division of Fincantieri Marine Group has announced that it has entered into several contracts with Moran Towing Corporation to build three oil/chemical barges & two tugs to be operated together as articulated tug barges or ATB’s. Two of the barges will have a cargo capacity of 150,000 barrels, the other 110,000. The new vessels will be built entirely at the Bay Ship yard in Sturgeon Bay & are scheduled to be delivered separately over the next 24 months. Construction has already begun on the first units. Moran Towing, a New York corporation with offices in Connecticut, specializes in maritime transportation, harbor tug & towing assistance & currently operates in excess of 120 tugs & barges. Fincantieri is the fourth largest shipbuilder in the world. It’s marine group employs 2,000 people at three Wisconsin sites, Bay Shipbuilding, Marinette Marine & Ace Marine in Green Bay.