Barge Projects

Barges are the workhorses of the waterways, and Vigor is one of the leading barge builders in the industry. Click on the photos below to learn more about some of our recent barge projects.

Explore Our Projects

  • Harley Marine ATB Tank Barges

    Refrigerated Liquefied Ammonia Barge

    In the summer of 2017, Vigor launched The Harvest, the first complex liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the United States for Jones Act trade since 1982. The vessel was constructed to support the operations of The Mosaic Company, the world’s leading integrated producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash. The Harvest is operated by a subsidiary of Savage Companies as part of an articulated tug and barge (ATB) unit.

  • Harley Marine ATB Tank Barges

    Harley Marine ATB Tank Barges

    Vigor is currently constructing two 83,000 bbl. tank barges for Harley Marine Services, Inc.  The 422’x 76’ x 27’ tank barges, designed by Elliott Bay Design Group to be part of articulated tug and barge configurations, will be among the largest vessels constructed for Harley Marine’s fleet.

  • Maxum Petroleum Tank Barge

    Maxum Petroleum Tank Barge

    Vigor delivered a 216’ x 52’ x 16’ double-hulled, ABS Classed tank barge for Maxum Petroleum. The tank barge was designed by Elliot Bay Design group and has a 15,000 BBL Grade A and 333 BBL Lube Oil capacity.  The barge was built in Vigor’s Seattle shipyard.

  • King County Maintenance and Moorage Barge

    King County Maintenance and Moorage Barge

    Vigor built a 140' x 40' x 7'6" maintenance and moorage barge for Washington State's King County Marine Division to serve the day-to-day needs of the county's passenger-only ferry fleet. 

  • Iliuliuk Bay Deck Barge

    Iliuliuk Bay Deck Barge

    Vigor built a 250' x 70' x 15'8" deck barge for Harley Marine at our Portland shipyard. The purpose-built barge was designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants and is designed to house a 230 ton lift capacity Manitowoc 4100 crawler crane.

  • Split-Hull Hopper Barge

    Split-Hull Hopper Barge

    Vigor built a 242' x 54', 4,050 cubic yard split-hull hopper barge for American Construction our shipyard in Portland, OR. The barge was designed by The Glosten Associates of Seattle, WA, and features an advanced sealing mechanism to safeguard environmentally sensitive areas from potential leakage.

  • Covered Paper Barge

    Covered Paper Barge

    Vigor built this covered barge in Portland to provide exceptionally cost-effective shipping of Georgia Pacific paper products on the Columbia River. 

  • Betsy Arntz

    Betsy Arntz

    Shortly after we finished fabricating the 83,800 BBL fuel barge Sixty Five Roses for Harley Marine, the barge owner returned to our Portland yard to have Vigor construct another vessel. The double-hulled, state-of-the-art Betsy Arntz is designed to transport 31,500 BBL of fuel.