Roll Group cuts steel for its first heavy transport barge

Roll Group cuts steel for its first heavy transport barge

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Heavy transport company Roll Group has taken a step closer to expanding its heavy transport capacity with its first barge. The company has cut steel for Roll Barge One, at the ASL Yards in Batam, Indonesia. 

Once delivered in the third quarter of 2024, Roll Barge One will mark Roll Group’s entry into the barge market with its own assets, moving away from reliance on rented barges.

Peter Rondhuis, CEO of Roll Group, commented, “This is a new milestone in the history of our company. By entering the barge market with our own assets, where we have been servicing our clients so far with rented barges, we’re aligning with our strategic vision. Roll Barge One represents the first of many we plan to build. We’re confident this will be a valuable and productive addition to our diverse fleet of ships, cranes and land transportation, enabling us to better serve our clients’ needs.”

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The new Roll Barge One will be first used on a specific Australian project whereby the barge will be carrying modules and will be ‘float-in’ to one of Roll Groups’ unique dock vessels for fast and safe transport and thereafter will be ‘float out’ and be grounded for the project. The barge will have grounding notation which enables it to be safely aground and refloated again.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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