Transport barge for dredging safely heading to the Caribbean

On Friday the 17th of April, the NP 629 Ponton of 242,850 metric ton, 40,00 x 12,50 x 4,50 meters (LxWxH) including coaming for dredging purposes was launched from the slipway at Baars B.V. in Sliedrecht. Early in the morning on the 21st of April, the project continued and the transport pontoon was transported by barge to the Rhenus Terminal at the Maasvlakte.

The total process of loading the Ponton on the MV Gotland took several hours, which includes the diver who was appointed to ensure that the soft slings were perfectly aligned. After the “go” was given, the actual loading process started but required patience due to the observation of the vessel’s safety procedures.

Within 3 weeks time a complete custom made transport pontoon with coaming was realized for a client in the Caribbean. Thanks to our client Nirint and the Baars team of engineers and platers at the shipyard for the customized part of the transport barge.

Delivering the right dimension of barge / pontoon, installing the coaming on deck, organizing the transport towards Caribbean. Baars is always looking for your solutions!

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