MEO lays keel for cargo bargeVessel & ROV News // January 11, 2013
Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) recently held a keel laying ceremony for a cargo barge at its Batam shipyard, PT Loh & Loh.
The barge will be the first of a new series of 400ft heavy deck cargo barges with ballast system. It was designed by 38 Marine & Offshore Pte Ltd, with input from the in-house MEO Engineering Team. Expected delivery is mid-2013.
The 400ft barge is of steel all weld construction with a spoon head bow, flush deck and twin skegs. The main hull is divided by seven transverse WT bulkheads and three longitudinal WT bulkheads into 31 compartments inclusive of a machinery/ballast control room. It has 2 x 280kW generators for electric power operation requirements and 2 x 600m3/hr high capacity ballast pumps.