JUGB Announces Purchase of 600 tonne Jackup Barge
Jackup GB has strengthened its position as the UK’s leading provider of jackup and floating marine based construction plant, having concluded the acquisition of the 600 tonne jackup barge ‘De Zeebouwer’. Formally owned by Geosea, part of the Deme Group, she has been renamed ‘Commander’ as part of a Euro 1.0m upgrade being undertaken in Belgium and she will join JUGB’s fleet at the end of October this year and is already attracting interest from a number of UK construction projects.
For any marine construction project undertaken throughout the UK and Europe waters, Tier 1 contractors recognise the importance of cost and programme, something which is very well understood by JUGB management, having worked in the marine construction industry for many decades. It is this close understanding of construction, both above and below water, that allows JUGB to offer tailored charter packages to suit any project.
This latest acquisition provides the perfect size construction barge and can accommodate 600 tonnes of plant and materials on deck and has a jacking capacity of 1,600 tonnes supported on four x 42 metres long legs. With such a high deck capacity, containerised office accommodation and underdeck storage ‘Commander’ will be a very popular barge working on large inland, coastal and renewables based construction projects.