Investment in employment with a well filled order book
Renovated and modernized new building quay.
With moving-out the fore ship of the m.v. Saffier on the 10th of December 2008 an important investment in a renovated and modernized new building quay, has been completed.
The original new building quay, built in the early seventies, was intended for the new building of ships with relative small sections with a weight of approximately of 30 tonnes. To optimize the new building process and to work under improved circumstances things have been changed during the last 30 years. The last decennium big blocks are assembled in the new building shed. Nowadays blocks of 250 tonnes and more are moved from the new building shed to the quay with special heavy load platform vehicles. The foundations of the new building quay however were not designed to carry these increased loads with the result that quay was sagging all the time. The transports on the quay became more difficult all the time, while, on the other hand, the demand for ships and ship blocks with greater dimensions increased. Also to guarantee the safety with these transports, the necessity to renovate and modernize the new building quay thoroughly was evident.
Nevertheless renovating a new building quay that is always occupied with assembling ships in a busy shipyard with a very tight building program is not an easy task. The full order book does not allow us to reduce or even stop the progress. The challenge was to renovate and modernize the quay without interfering the planning of the new building program. However a very tight scenario has been developed to realize this logistic puzzle by adequate planning and improvising. After an exhaustive preparation and due to a very practical approach both of the local council and the contractor the order for renovation could be concluded on the 4th of May 2007.
On the renovated new building quay vessels with a length up to 160 meter can be realized. It also gives the possibility to build two smaller vessels partly or completely simultaneously. The renovated and modernized new building quay is now 245 meters long and 18 meters wide.
Beside the practical advantages there are also organizing advantages. With the new quay the shipyard area can be utilized much more efficient because there are no transport restrictions any more. In the first place there is more (efficient) production space available and apart thereof the tuning of the building programs of subsequent vessels can be optimized.
With this investment Barkmeijer Stroobos has made a considerable efficiency stroke and is ready for the coming years with a well filled order book.
The healthy order book is consisting of different types of vessels.
Dry cargo vessels for the carriage of bulk cargoes, project cargoes, parcels and containers.
Trailing suction hopper dredger
Barkmeijer Stroobos has delivered several trailing suction hopper dredgers. These dredgers were mainly suitable for the gaining of sand and gravel. The most recent delivery was the ANDRE.L for the French owner DTM in La Rochelle in September 2005. This dredger is very successful in the sailing area on the French west coast and gives us as shipyard a very good reference in the market of dredgers.
The dredger is provided with a diesel-electric power generating plant of, in total, 3,600 kW divided over three identical diesel generator sets of 1,200 kW each. The propulsion of the dredger will be done by two fixed pitch propeller thrusters of 1,500 kW each with a propeller diameter of 2,300 mm. running in a nozzle. The thrusters are electrically driven by frequency controlled electric motors. Due to these thrusters a high degree of manoeuvrability can be reached.
The delivery of this maintenance dredger is scheduled for the 2nd quarter of 2010.
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