Manor Marine has completed the build and delivery of a new cargo-carrying barge for the Ascension Island Government. The success of this project follows the delivery of three almost identical barges in 2018, also commissioned for shipping to and use in the Ascension Island waters.
Construction of the barge started in August 2020 and the build was ready for delivery in December 2020. The 17-metre self-propelled barge is heavily constructed and for shipping to the island was built in two halves.
Managing Director Leif Cooper commented: “Manor Marine has been building these types of barges for over 25 years and have exported vessels all over the world. The Ascension Island Government have been a pleasure to work with throughout this project. The quality of the construction and the finish from the Manor Marine Team was to a high standard and has helped us to firm up several orders with clients booked for 2021/22. This is important business for us and, we believe, for the continuing growth of manufacturing in the UK. We look forward to continuing with our exporting over the coming years to contribute to our security and expansion.”
The latest cargo-carrying barge was delivered to the Ascension Islands in February 2021.