With a company history dating back nearly a century, LEEVAC has more experience and expertise than most other shipyards when it comes to repairing and converting vessels and barges. Our company has a proven track record and an outstanding reputation for providing the highest quality services in the maritime industry.
In September 2010, LEEVAC opened another Louisiana vessel repair facility
located on nine acres in Lake Charles, Louisiana in the Port of Lake Charles LNG plant turning basin. This facility, known formally as LEEVAC Shipyards Lake Charles, LLC, allows us to better meet the vessel repair and conversion needs of our customers. Located 17 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, our Lake Charles yard has no restrictions coming from the Gulf, with all deepwater access including deepwater at the docks. The ship repair facility
features more than 11,000 feet of waterfront, plus the "Mr Lee"
a 3,500-ton floating drydock measuring 300 feet long and 64 feet between wing walls & the "Mr Fred"
a 1,500-ton floating drydock measuring 150 feet long and 65 feet between wing walls. Focused on topside repair and drydocking, our Lake Charles facility also provides two cranes with a capacity of 165 tons, full support equipment and available potable water. The vessel repair facility also features a yard that is 100% concrete and asphalt.
If you have questions or would like any additional information about our vessel repair and conversion services, please contact us or feel free to visit our shipbuilding facilities anytime.
LEEVAC offers a full range of vessel repair and conversion services, including the latest in marine paint products and techniques, sandblasting, steel replacement, mechanical repairs and upgrades, electrical repairs and upgrades -- as well as warehousing services. In addition, we offer gas free services, which includes the cleaning of tanks on barges and tank vessels.
Along with well equipped facilities and a wide range of services, LEEVAC provides a team of highly skilled craftsmen dedicated to vessel repair and conversion. Some of our employees are third and fourth generation Louisiana shipbuilders, providing our customers with decades of hands-on experience and expertise. In addition, all of our vessel conversions, modifications and repairs are supported by our in-house engineering department. Our staff of engineers includes pipe designers, structural steel designers, electrical engineers, HVAC specialists and a naval architect. Our ship engineering & design department stays in close communication with our repair and conversion personnel in order to ensure the quality of our work as well as adherence to all codes, federal regulations and safety requirements.
LEEVAC has a great deal of experience in the repair and conversion of a wide variety of vessels and barges utilized throughout the maritime industry. Our experience in this area includes a number of highly specialized projects including converting supply boats to be used in the United States drug interdiction program, as well as modifying supply boats for military sealift command used to escort U.S. nuclear submarines.
LEEVAC can provide repair and conversion services for virtually any type of vessel or barge. Furthermore, we can repair any and all types of vessels that our company manufactures, which are listed as follows.
Barge Repair & Conversion
The types of barges we can repair or convert include: inland, oceangoing, casino, OPA 90 manned and unmanned tank barges, as well as oceangoing hot tank barges. Our repair services also extend to barge systems including cargo transferring systems, vapor monitoring systems and heating coil systems.
Tug Boat Repair & Conversion
The types of tugs that we can repair or convert include: harbor/ship docking tugs, escort tugs, offshore towing tugs and inland push-boats.
Supply Boat Repair & Conversion
The types of supply boats that we can repair or convert include: offshore support vessels (OSV), platform support vessels (PSV) and tug supply vessels.
Specialty Vessel Repair & Conversion
The types of specialty vessels that we can repair or convert include: remote operated vehicles (ROV), research vessels, acidizing vessels, seismic vessels, well-stem vessels, U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats, dinner cruise passenger vessels and overnight cruise barges (river excursion vessels).
Gaming Vessel Repair & Conversion
The types of casino boats that we can repair or convert include: casino vessels of all sizes ranging from paddlewheels to barge vessels and swath vessels.
Commercial Fishing Vessel Repair & Conversion
The types of Commercial fishing vessels that we can repair or convert include: pogy boats, Alaskan trawlers and other commercial fishing vessels.
Government & Military Vessel Repair & Conversion
The types of Government & Military vessels that we can repair or convert include: Coast Guard vessels, and state run ferry boats.