CIBRO Petroleum Building Super Barge At Todd Shipyards' Houston, Texas Division
CIBRO Petroleum, a major industrial fuel oil marketer headquartered in New York City, has announced construction is underway at Todd Shipyards Corporation, Houston Division, for the newest addition to its super barge fleet. The 24,200-ton vessel, to be named CIBRO Philadelphia, will join the company's super barges CIBRO Albany and CIBRO New York, which have been operating for the past two years.
The new vessel, having a length overall of 425 feet, a 74-foot 6-inch beam, and a molded depth of 36 feet 6 inches, was designed to offer the cargo capacity of a conventional tanker with the delivery flexibility of a harbor transport barge.
The CIBRO Philadelphia, like a tanker, will operate on a regular basis between U.S. refining centers and the company's network of distribution terminals, and a wide range of industrial fuel oil consumers.
Unlike c o n v e n t i o n a l tankers, however, the CIBRO Philadelphia's shallow-draft design provides the flexibility to deliver its 160,000-barrel cargo to many inland and shallow-water ports and consumers which heretofore had to rely on much smaller-capacity vessels.
To facilitate the long-range transportation of heavy industrial grade fuel oil, the CIBRO Philadelphia is to be equipped with a self-contained 12,000,000- BTU hot-oil heating system.
Three deep-well pumps will discharge the vessel's cargo at a rate of 12,000 barrels per hour, giving the super barge a turnaround time of only 14-16 hours, as opposed to the 30-36 hours required by most conventional tankers of the same capacity.
CIBRO officials indicate the company's super barge concept was developed to facilitate the transportation of large quantities of oil directly to the consumer with minimizing related delivery costs.
The CIBRO Philadelphia is expected to begin full operations early this spring.
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