Van der Ploeg in Leeuwarden has received the contract for fabrication of the steel structures of the first Barge Master. The fabrication of the three foundation containers is currently ongoing. The foundations form the interface with the vessel or barge by distributing the cylinder forces over the deck. The foundation containers will be certified as DNV mobile offshore units to allow safe and easy transport and handling.
About Barge Master
Barge Master develops and produces wave compensated platforms for the marine and offshore / near shore construction industry.
Motion compensation platforms for cranes or supply barges are typical examples of Barge Master applications.
Barge Master is developed together with Bosch Rexroth and Marin maritime research institute.
Offshore Nieuws Staff , January 9, 2012 ; Image: vdploeg