Gunderson Marine is a deep-water facility located in Portland, Oregon specializing in new construction projects for all types of river and ocean-going barges since 1919. We also do perform various topside maintenance and repair projects. We are a proven supplier to the West coast and Gulf coast markets. Our customer’s barges are used for a variety of services worldwide — allowing them to capitalize on the fuel efficiency and cost effectiveness of the marine transportation system. Our manufacturing capabilities leverage the latest engineering software, training programs, and production techniques with a strong focus on safety. The result is proven innovation to deliver the highest quality vessels, on time and on budget. Our team includes industry experts who take great pride in their work: veterans who are dedicated to transforming our customers’ visions into efficient marine vessels that exceed their expectations. Our facility is equipped with the West Coast's longest side-launch ways, in-house burning and etching capability with state of the art high definition plasma burning tables, CNC controlled profile cutting machine, a covered indoor panel line for efficient production of maximum tonnage, (two) 200-ton whirly cranes to optimize modular construction, and a 1,200-foot, fully-equipped outfitting dock.
Deceptive in their simplicity, our deck cargo barges are built to meet a variety of cargo needs and specialized operating environments. From heavy break bulk equipment to containers to vehicles, these barges are extremely versatile. We have constructed barges that can accommodate deck loadings up to 6,000 lb/sq ft. We have constructed heavy lift deck barges to 120 feet wide and can go even wider to capitalize on the new greater Panama Canal width. Our innovative construction techniques have been proven to save the operators lightship weight and increase their cargo carrying capacity. Let us review your current designs to see where we can increase your cargo capacity.
Gunderson Marine is a premier builder of articulated tug and barges (ATB’s). Articulated barges can handle larger loads at higher speeds due to their innovative design. The unique feature of an articulated barge is the way it connects to the tug with a rigid, hinge-style connection that allows the tug and the barge to move independently. This increases efficiency in choppy ocean waters that would otherwise pose problems for traditional barges. We have experience constructing several different styles of the ATB connection systems and utilize specialized welding sequence methods to ensure that the barge ladder is perfectly aligned to accept the pins from the tug. Gunderson Marine’s articulated barges are an attractive alternative to towed barges and self-propelled tankers due to their improved reliability, lower capital and operating costs, increased operating efficiency, and short manufacturing time.
In addition to our extensive ocean barge offerings, we also build a variety of inland barges for river transportation. Our historic Gunderson plant in Portland, OR, is located on the Willamette River which connects directly to the Columbia River, a key waterborne transportation route for the Pacific Northwest.
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