The UK-based specialist logistics firm, Osprey Group, has recently signed a £3m shipbuilding contract for two new offshore barges, Osprey Bouwer and Osprey Fabrique. Ideal for work supporting the offshore renewables and oil and gas industries., the two new barges will both be 50 meters long, with a beam of 18.8 meter and a depth of 3 meters. The ABS ‘unrestricted sailing area’ classified barges will have a completely flush 20T/m2 strong deck, equipped with two 23-metre spud poles. Osprey Bouwer and Osprey Fabrique will be delivered in Q1 2021 and deployed to support specialist logistics’ operations in France, Morocco and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Neil Schofield, Osprey’s Chief Operations Officer: “The addition of Osprey Bouwer and Osprey Fabrique to our fleet is very welcome. At a time when we’re all focusing on safety in the present, these additions represent £3m pounds of investment in the future – demonstrating our long-term commitment for supporting and being a trusted partner to our clients.”
Osprey has a wide range of barges and vessels in its inventory already. The off-shore fleet includes includes ocean-going barges for deep-sea programmes anywhere in the world, ice-ships, and smaller vessels that can make use of inland waterways and lock systems in the UK and Europe.