31 January 2012

Swansea Drydocks: First Ship!

Swansea Drydocks (SDL) has just completed its first docking and repair contract on the Terra Marique, a towed sea-going barge owned by Robert Wynn and Sons Ltd. Built in 2004 by Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands, the barge’s unique design, which combines state-of-the-art technology with traditional marine and heavy transport engineering, maximises the utilisation of UK and European ports, rivers and inland waterways.

The vessel, which has a length of 80m and a breadth of 16.5m, required routine dry docking combined with servicing and repairs.

The dry docking work ranged from blasting and painting of the hull through to maintenance operations on the vessel’s thrusters and stern ramp. Routine steelwork repairs were also carried out, along with the removal, overhaul and replacement of the vessel’s alternators. SDL also assisted with the servicing the safety equipment.

On 26 January, the freshly painted and serviced Terra Marique left the dry dock facility in top condition.

Source: Swanseadry Docks. 26 January 2012

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