Manor Marine has made significant progress in the manufacturing of two new wheelhouse and accommodation modules for Jenkins Marine. Commissioned in 2020, the new modules will be fitted to the Split Hopper Barges, ‘Nab’ and ‘Needles’, completing the project by Summer 2021.
The superstructures are currently undergoing final fitout, with the module for ‘Nab’ slightly further ahead in the build process with the electrical system currently being fitted. ‘Nab’ is scheduled to arrive at Manor Marine in Portland next month, when the existing accommodation module will be removed, and the new module will be fitted. ‘Needles’ will arrive later this year for her module to be replaced.
Project Manager at Manor Marine, Paul Whitehead, commented, “The project is progressing well; it has been a pleasure working with Jenkins Marine and continuing our ongoing business relationship.”
Each superstructure features two separate air-conditioned double cabins, a mess/briefing room, drying locker and elevated bridge with ergonomic helm console with all-round visibility; the new modules will provide much needed improvements to the size and quality of welfare facilities onboard the vessels, whilst modernising their appearance.