Louisiana is Shipyard Leader in USA
One company in Louisiana is making great strides to build the industry into a common household conversation topic.
Leevac’s shipyard in Louisiana and new vessel construction facilities include an 85,000-square-foot computerized steel fabrication shop (with a computer-aided plasma cutting machine), a computerized pipe machine (three-axis pipe cutting system) and an 8000-square-foot pipe shop that allows their craftsmen to prefab and spool pipe indoors.
But that’s not all! LEEVAC's facilities also include a warehouse complex featuring more than 30,000 square feet of storage space. Leevac’s heavy equipment includes three crawler cranes with capacity up to 230 tons, as well as 10 overhead cranes and eight track cranes. They have the capability to safely and efficiently transport modules weighing up to 200 tons utilizing a specialized transport vehicle. In addition, the LEEVAC ship yard facilities features a dry dock, a graving dock, more than 2,000 feet of wet dock area with 40 feet of water in the river and a one side launch-way.
Since its inception, LEEVAC has served virtually every aspect of the commercial maritime industry. However, our company's core business is the design and fabrication of offshore supply vessels and offshore platform vessels. Leevac has the capabilities to build these specialized vessels ranging from 160 feet to 300 feet in length, with hull widths from 45 to 60 feet and hull depths up to 26 feet. These vessels are built to international specifications and have been deployed worldwide. Leevac’s vessels also meet all safety requirements and regulations including the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), International Maritime Organization (IMO), Bureau Veritas (BV), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), firefighting (FIFI) organizations, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and other pertinent regulatory needs. In addition, we have a naval architect on staff to help ensure that all safety and certification requirements are met.