Arriving at our Port Road premises in Whangarei recently was the Split Hopper Barge WH761.
She is non-propelled and measures just under 60 metres. We began improving the WH761 by working on the main decks, where we carried out welding repairs. Some general fabricating followed this. Four sets of very large mooring bollards needed to be replaced, and then we fabricated some new boarding steps. These were installed on both sides of the barge. A little machinery house had to then be removed.
After this we took care of a paint job as well as a general tidy up. Stripping the underwater paint also needed to be done. Following this, the entire barge was painted.
We sent the barge back out to sea to continue its work, shifting seabed material which has been dredged using its mighty 750m3 vessel open hold.