£3m investment in the future
TWO NEW FLAT-TOP BARGES
Osprey has a wide range of barges and vessels in its inventory already, but today we’re announcing a £3m investment in two new flat-top barges – Osprey Bouwer and Osprey Fabrique.
A VERSATILE FLEET
Our off-shore fleet includes ocean-going barges for deep-sea programmes anywhere in the world, and smaller vessels that can make innovative use of inland waterways and lock systems in the UK and Europe.
Today’s announcement about the addition of two new barges – Osprey Bouwer and Osprey Fabrique – highlights a significant investment in the future, to support our clients’ needs.
SUPPORTING THE UK’S FUTURE ECONOMY
The contract to build these barges is valued at £3m. This is a reflection of our long-standing commitment to supporting industries that transport over-sized and superheavy equipment to, from, and around the UK.
Like many other businesses in our field, we’re intently focused on coping with the immediate impacts of COVID-19: ensuring our teams are safe, taking the right steps to mitigate risk and deliver barge-business as usual. However, these plans to extend our fleet have been in the pipeline for some time.
Port-to-port, port-to-offshore, offshore-to-onshore – factory to foundation – we’ve been supplying off-shore specialist logistics to the renewables sector, oil and gas, the nuclear construction industries and for large civil infrastructure projects for a while. Osprey Bouwer and Osprey Fabrique will extend our capabilities, providing even more availability to our clients.
The two new barges will both be 50 meters long, with a beam of 18.8 meters and a depth of 3 meters. The ABS ‘unrestricted sailing area’ classified barges will have a completely flush 20T/m2 strong deck, equipped with two 23-metre spud poles. In short, they will be ideal for load outs, interconnection projects, demobs, and all kinds of barge commissions.
Osprey Bouwer and Osprey Fabrique will be delivered in Q1 2021 and deployed to support specialist logistics’ operations in France, Morocco and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Neil Schofield, our Chief Operations Officer:
“The addition of Osprey Bouwer and Osprey Fabrique to our fleet is very welcome. At a time when we’re all focusing on safety in the present, these additions represent £3m pounds of investment in the future – demonstrating our long-term commitment for supporting and being a trusted partner to our clients.”
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