First Steel Cutting at Fincantieri Bay Ship

This last January, Fincantieri Marine Group secured a contract with a company called “Crest Wind” to build a 288-foot service operation vessel (or “SOV”) To support and maintain offshore wind farms in virginia. Wednesday morning was the “first steel cutting” ceremony at Bay Shipbuilding, the first tangible step of the construction process. This moment marks the transition from drawings and plans to creating the actual … Continue reading

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Fincantieri Bay Ship to Build 2nd LNG Bunker Barge

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has announced their partnering with PNE Marine Holdings (an affiliate of Polaris New Energy), to build another 5,500 cubic meter liquid natural gas (or LNG) bunker barge. This will be a sister vessel to the LNG bunker barge currently in production, the Clean Canaveral, whose assembly began with its keel-laying in June of 2020 and will be delivered next month. This 2nd … Continue reading

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Ribbon-Cutting for FBS Building 433

There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the completion of their new state of the art fabrication building they call “Building 433”. This new large building in Bay Ship’s south yard is an 80,000 square foot manufacturing building which stands 110 feet tall. General Manager Todd Thayse described the structure as one of the largest capital expansions in the … Continue reading

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Mark W. Barker Launch at FBS

Thursday afternoon, there was a launch ceremony at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding for their latest creation, the Mark W. Barker, built for the Interlake Steamship Company. This 639-foot vessel had it’s keel-laying ceremony in June of 2020 and is now the first US-Flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier built in more than 35 years. Bay Ship General Manager Todd Thayse says there is still work to be … Continue reading

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Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Announces New LNG Barge

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding recently announced a partnership with Crowley Maritime Corporation to construct the largest liquified natural gas bunkering barge ever built in the United States. The current transformative design for this 416-ft. vessel will allow for 12,000 cubic meters (over 3 million gallons) of liquified natural gas. When completed, it will be the largest “Jones Act-compliant” vessel of its kind, and it will expand … Continue reading

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin Visits Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding

Senator Tammy Baldwin was in northeast Wisconsin Tuesday meeting with local Coast Guard members, conducting a listening session with maritime industry representatives, and she also took a tour of Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. During her tour she was able to view recent infrastructure improvements and spoke with the men and women of the shipyard as well. Senator Baldwin commented, “Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is an industry leader … Continue reading

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3rd Ave Beautification Meeting

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is partnering with the City of Sturgeon Bay to develop a plan for their beautification and improvements of the corridor adjacent to the shipyard along 3rd Ave, between Jefferson St. and Iowa St. . On Thursday May 13th, they will be hosting a virtual public engineering meeting providing an opportunity for Bay Ship, the city, and the design team to directly interact … Continue reading

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Fincantieri Bay Ship Completes and Delivers “Michigan Trader”

Sturgeon Bay’s Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, along with Vanenkevort Tug & Barge, Inc., have announced the completion and delivery of the “Michigan Trader”, a new self-unloading barge. This new barge, set to operate on the Great Lakes, measures 740 feet in length, 78 feet in beam, and 45 feet in depth, has a 265-foot unloading boom and a capacity for up to 37,000 long tons of … Continue reading

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The Madonna Christened in Private Ceremony Monday

In a recent press release from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, they share the news that a formal christening for the Washington Island Ferry Line’s new vessel, the Madonna, took place at Bay Shipbuilding Monday in a private ceremony. This new ferry measures 124 ft. in length, 40 ft. in beam, and 9 ft. in draft. It has a capacity for 28 vehicles and 150 passengers. The … Continue reading

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