Damen Shipyards Sharjah delivered two barges, a Crane Barge 4920 and an Anti-Pollution Barge 2405, to BINCO, a contractor in the Middle East with over 30 years of experience and active in various sectors such as Marine, Pipeline and Oil Tanks, Light and Heavy Vehicle Contracting and Industrial Services.
Having previously acquired two Damen Stan Tugs 1605 and one Damen Stan Tug 3509, BINCO’s choice to return to Damen was a combination of the wide range of products on offer as well as Damen’s capacity as a complete package supplier in the region.
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.
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.