Bollinger’s Port Fourchon facility reaches milestone

LOCKPORT — Bollinger Shipyards Inc. announced that its Bollinger Fourchon LLC facility has worked 12 years without a lost time accident, a news release from the company stated.

Building on a philosophy that starts at the top, Bollinger Shipyards strives for zero accidents, the news release stated. Workers, contractors and customer safety is priority and an evident core component of facility operations, it stated. Through dedication of top management, a proactive workforce, and comprehensive safety program, Bollinger Shipyards continues to achieve high safety objectives.

Ben Bordelon, executive vice president of Bollinger Shipyards, said, “Our Fourchon personnel have withstood the test of time, as our shipyard in Port Fourchon has grown over the past 12 years. With the sustained effort of our employees, Bollinger continues to be one of the safest shipyards in America.”

In May 2013, Bollinger was awarded the 2012 “Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America for the eighth consecutive year, the news release stated. The Shipbuilders Council represents over 120 shipyards located throughout the United States.

The Bollinger Fourchon shipyard services the nation’s busiest oil and gas support terminals in the United States, the news release stated. The facility specializes in all aspects of shipyard requirements, including top side and dry-docking needs, repairs/conversions, fabrication and project support for a very diverse fleet of vessels ranging from drilling rigs to supply boats, to multi-purpose support vessels of all sizes. Family owned and operated, Bollinger has 10 shipyard facilities and four administrative locations with over 3,000 employees.

Bollinger Shipyards Inc. ( is a leading designer and builder of offshore oil and gas support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats and barges, fast military patrol boats and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards, the news release stated. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 28 drydocks in Louisiana and Texas, the release continued. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway.

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