Introducing the New Crane Barge JuJu
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sildenafil kostenlos The C/B JuJu measures 130 feet long and 54 feet wide with a 7-foot depth and 3-foot operating draft. The crane barge is outfitted with a 2013 Manitowoc 14,000 Series II crane with a maximum lifting capacity of 200 tons. Currently the crane is outfitted with a 176-foot boom length. In Couvillion's fleet of four crane barges, its size and lift capacity is second only to the Big D, the company's 300-ton capacity ringer crane barge.
An inland deck barge, the JuJu was built in 2005 and was acquired by Couvillion in late 2010. Its crane was purchased through H&E Equipment Services of Belle Chasse, LA, which also assembled and tested the crane on the barge.
Deck equipment on the JuJu includes a standard 8-foot by 20-foot rigging box along with an 8-foot by 20-foot office with standard amenities. It also is equipped with one 20-kw 240v single-phase Baldor generator, one 385-cfm air compressor, one 300-amp welding machine, various trash pumps, a hydraulic power unit driving two 28,000-lb. Braden hydraulic spud winches, two 500-gallon environmentally-friendly double-skin Transcube fuel cells along with 2800 ft2 of clear deck space.
JuJu is named for Couvillion Group founder and CEO Timothy Couvillion's mother-in-law, Judy Arceneaux. Known as "JuJu" to her five grandchildren, Arceneaux retired in 2008 after 36 years of service to BellSouth. Her kindness, humility, work ethic, and dedication to her career and family were the inspiration behind the barge dedication. In fact, her influence is so legendary that friends, family, and former coworkers traveled from around the Gulf Coast to attend the ceremony.
"Judy embodies my belief in hard work and family," said Couvillion. "Placing her nickname on this barge is my way of honoring this wonderful person in a lasting and meaningful way."
Arceneaux's comments included special recognition of her daughter and son-in-law's accomplishments. "Anyone who knew me during my 36-year career understands that for me, teamwork was always number one. And I think that honestly, of all that Timmy and Jamie have accomplished with Couvillion, that's what impresses me most. That they do honestly feel (everything is a team effort). It's a pleasure and such an honor to have my name on this vessel."
In an unexpected gesture, guest and Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser surprised Couvillion Group by presenting the company with a key to Plaquemines Parish, noting Couvillion's far-reaching efforts in rebuilding and restoring the parish following hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Isaac, as well as providing extensive support of the cleanup efforts after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Nungesser also noted Couvillion's successful rebuilding of hurricane-destroyed Port Eads marina despite extreme logistical challenges.
JuJu will be based in Couvillion's Venice yard where its main focus will be shallow water heavy-lift projects, pile driving, construction projects, and light vessel salvage. It also will be available for short- and long-term dock and wharf repair as well as oil field support projects.