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2014-04-08 23:30:02

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on Tappan Zee Bridge construction after a barge being used by workers broke free from a mooring for the third time. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Attorney at Law David Perecman praises The New York State Thruway Authority for withholding $1 million a month from Tappan Zee Constructors, the consortium of builders working on the new Tappan Zee Bridge project. The penalty came after a barge carrying long steel piles...

2014-03-17 20:20:13

HOUSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE:KEX) announced today the signing of agreements to construct 29 additional 30,000 barrel inland tank barges with a total capacity of 830,000 barrels for delivery throughout 2014. Of the 29 inland tank barges, 18 are through the assumption of shipyard construction contracts from another inland tank barge operator and 11 are new orders placed by Kirby. Based on current commitments, steel prices and projected...

2014-01-16 08:20:07

~ Demand driven by domestic energy revolution LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. [NYSE:GBX] announced today that its Gunderson Marine division has received an order from Kirby Offshore Marine to build an articulated ocean-going oil & chemical tank barge, with an option for a second unit, to meet growing demand. The state-of-the-art 578' tank barge is one of the largest in Gunderson's marine history, and has a 185,000 barrel...

2014-01-15 16:20:31

HOUSTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE:KEX) announced today the signing of an agreement to construct an articulated 185,000 barrel tank barge and 10000 horsepower tugboat unit ("ATB unit") at a cost of $75 to $80 million. The ATB unit is anticipated to be delivered in mid-to-late 2015. Upon delivery, the ATB unit will be chartered to a major customer for a four-year period with a one-year extension option. Joe Pyne, Kirby's Chairman and Chief...

Google Describes Mystery Barge As An Interactive Learning Space
2013-11-08 06:55:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month a four-story barge was seen floating in San Francisco Bay near Treasure Island, a former US naval base. It had the appearance of a James Bond super villain’s lair – although not one that was too secret – but exactly what it was for was unknown. Reports quickly suggested that it was apparently part of a super-secret Google facility, and while able to be seen at a distance everything else about it truly remained a secret....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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