Barge New Construction

Barge New construction

We build new possibilities for today's and tomorrow's marine demands!

Barge New Construction

West Port Orange Shipyard is fulfilling orders for new, top-quality deck barges and liquid cargo barges. Whether offshore or inland vessels are required, our expert craftsmen are equipped to exceed expectations and deliver superior products.

Barge and liquid cargo barge construction is performed all over our 18 acres and our indoor 500,000 square foot facilities. The new barge construction process is backed by skilled and licensed professionals that follow rigorous protocols every step of the way. During the new barge construction we regulate and manage every aspect of the construction protocol, followed by inspections and quality control to ensure a West Port Orange world class product.

The fabrication facilities at Westport Orange Shipyard house three plasma cutting tables, a submerged arc welder to weld 40-foot plate sections and a high-capacity panel line used in the welding of stiffeners. The facility has the capacity to fabricate up to 25,000 tons per year.

Our processes are designed in keeping with lean manufacturing principles to minimize module and material movement, eliminating time spent in non-value added processes and reducing downtime resulting in maximum efficiency.

We have large side water access for staging of large vessels, including a 500 foot, a 400 foot, and seven 300 foot bulkheads with 16 foot to 24 foot water depths offering complete loadout, equipment transfer and staging of offshore and inland barges. Our 280 foot dry-dock is 160 feet long by 70 feet wide, and is used for major steel repairs and paint projects.

Westport Orange Shipyard new boat construction has the most prestige and quality the marine business can offer and that is backed by our legacy since 1939. Our manufacturing facilities are capable of producing and constructing top quality marine solutions for today's commercial demands. We build under the most accurate compliance of today's technology with high efficiency and performance.

New boat construction and manufacturing is our daily process and we are here to serve your needs with integrated steps and quality control to ensure the seal of a Westport Orange Shipyard world class product. Call Westport Orange Shipyard today at: 409-291-5321 for consulting on your new boat construction project.

Processing Shops:

  • Weelabrator
  • Three large plasma plate cutting machines
  • Forty foot press break
  • Automated cutting saw

Our Fabrication Shops:

  • Ogden panel line
  • 50 ft. X 60 ft. panels
  • 28 cranes that range from 2 tons to 150 tons
  • 3 heavy lift cranes that range from 150 up to 350 tons with a boom length up to 250 ft.
  • 350 tons is positioned on the deck verge
  • 2 Goldhofer heavy lift transporters
  • 50 line heavy lift transporter
  • 28 line heavy lift transporter



Our professional team consists of:

At Westport Orange our executives & managers have over 80 years of combined experience in the marine industry and a local marine business institution that has been part of the marine industry since 1938. 

250 Employees that range from welders, fitters, tank cleaners, quality control specialists, survey personnel, accountants, project managers, inventory control, security, legal, supervisors, paint and repair specialists, electricians, IT and more. All employees are in constant contact  by full supported communication systems that keeps them in check and on time making the process efficient and minimizing manufacturing complications. 

  • 24 hour security ERP system for financial Accounting personnel & purchasing functions.
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