Osprey takes early delivery of new heavy transport barges
PRESS RELEASE – Osprey is expecting its new barges to join the fleet soon as they are ready several months ahead of schedule. The two new heavy transport barges were commissioned in March 2020 and add much-needed capacity and capability to the group, the company states.
While Osprey Bouwer and Osprey Fabrique were expected in early 2021, they will both be delivered several months ahead of schedule. The heavy transport barges come with a price tag of GBP 3 million.
The two new barges are both 50 metres long, with a beam of 18.8 metres and a depth of 3 metres. The ABS ‘unrestricted sailing area’ classified heavy transport 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.
“We have an excellent working relationship with TABmarine, who are supplying these vessels. We are delighted to say this early delivery puts us in a position to offer increased levels of support to our key clients in France, Morocco and the Eastern Mediterranean, and to open up our barge proposition too”, says Michael Tetro, managing director of Osprey Marine Services.