Damen delivers barges to Middle East contractor
Damen Shipyards Sharjah has delivered two barges, a Crane Barge 4920 and an Anti-Pollution Barge 2405, to BINCO, a leading contractor in the Middle East.
The contract is the latest in a long-standing relationship between BINCO and Damen and aims to strengthen services towards Saudi Arabian Chevron, Khafji Joint Operations and other business partners, Damen said in a statement.
BINCO has previously acquired two Damen Stan Tugs 1605 and one Damen Stan Tug 3509.
The Crane Barge 4920 is a heavily constructed, modern, non-propelled barge, custom built for BINCO with a four-point mooring system, a deck crane and free working deck space.
Damen barges have a high deck load capacity and are suitable for a wide range of working environments. They can be completely custom-built and designed to accommodate to their purpose and usage.
The barge will be used for maintenance and repair jobs in the oil and gas industry, mainly for floating pipelines. In addition, the barge will provide modern crew accommodation and facilities.
While the crane barge is designed to clean and repair pipelines, the simultaneously purchased anti-pollution barge, will be utilised to contain excess oil pouring out of the pipeline.
Both vessels will be deployed for SPM operations and maintenance work; on inland waters, in harbours, deep sea and estuaries. The crane barge will be the biggest vessel in BINCO’s fleet to date.