A second 5,500 cubic meter bunker barge will be built in Sturgeon Bay. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding will be making a sister vessel to the Clean Canaveral, which will be delivered in mid-November. The agreement is with Polaris New Energy (PNE Marine Holdings), which anticipates that new vessels utilizing Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) are expected to be in service over the next several years. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Vice President and General Manager Todd Thayse says the benefit of doing a sister vessel allows for a faster build that can save up to five months.
Being a large consumer of steel, Thayse notes that Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding can order steel right now and avoid any supply chain issues at this point.