AEP River Operations offers a leading Belle Chasse, LA shipyard with premiere vessel and barge repair services.
AEP River Operations' shipyard has a 400' topside repair area and seven dry docks with lifting capacities from 1,200 to 2,700 tons. Services include fabrication areas and shop space featuring a tandem 40' - 1,200 ton break press and plasma cutting services.
Our machine shop provides any vessel needs and is able to machine shaft material 13" in diameter to 37' long, including vessel engine alignments. Sandblasting and painting services as well as limited new construction capabilities are available.
Fully equipped ABS certified machine shop specializing in:
Complete underwater gear refurbishment
Plasma cutting and nesting capabilities
Cranes (2 crawler cranes, Manitowoc 3900 and Manitowoc 4000, and 1 Manitowoc 3900 barge mounted crane)
Automated Shaft Welder
Hydraulic Shaft Press
Fabrication Shop (including a 1,200 ton break press capable of forming plate steel up to 40 feet in length)
Plasma Cutting Table with multiple torch heads
Inland and Gulf Coast towboat companies, barge lines (dry cargo and liquid cargo carriers) and off-shore supply companies
Belle Chasse, LA at mile 5 on the Harvey Canal