The ocean going tug, Emma Foss, delivered her cargo of four Maine-made Cianbro modules to the heavy duty pier in Port Arthur, Texas this afternoon at 2:30 EDT, 1:30 local time. The tug and the barge, Columbia Boston, completed the journey 26 days after leaving Brewer, Maine, with the 1,500 ton load of refinery modules. New estimates by engineers on the ground in Texas calculate that the modules can be unloaded in two days. That allows the barge to be moved to another pier late in the week, where it will be loaded with two 80,000 pound pressure vessels for the return trip to Maine. The pair of massive temperature-controlling vessels will be installed deep within modules currently under construction in Brewer. The tug and barge are scheduled to leave Texas over the weekend for the voyage back to Maine. The departure could happen as late as Monday.
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