HEBO expands fleet with 15 barges acquired from Boskalis
Dutch maritime company HEBO has expanded its transport and heavy lift fleet with a couple of recent acquisitions. The company has added 15 flat top barges with lengths between 50 and 85 metres, equipped for both inlands and offshore purposes.
This is the second acquisition HEBO made in a short period of time, as it acquired the sheerleg Taklift 4 at the end of last year. Both acquisitions were made from Boskalis. The barges that increase the HEBO fleet to over 50 pontoons are operational.
The barges have a combined length of over 1000, and commenting on the acquisition, CEO Marius Punt, said, “We are very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to acquire these barges from Boskalis. They are a great addition to our fleet of barges and are necessary to fuel the increasing need for the projects of our clients. Furthermore by increasing the total size of the HEBO fleet to over 50 pontoons, they allow HEBO to increase market share in international barge charter.”
As for the Taklift 4, the sheerleg with a lifting capacity of 2,200 tons, HEBO renamed it HEBO-lift 10 following the acquisition. Speaking at the time of acquisition announcement, Punt added that it is also in line with the company’s strategy to facilitate the growth of its clients’ projects in the infrastructure, salvage, breakbulk and wind sectors, but also allows HEBO to enter new markets as decommissioning and transport & installation.