Ferguson Marine Engineering Secures Contract for Air Cushion Barge

Credit: FMEL

By The Maritime Executive 10-29-2018 04:00:35

Marine engineering specialist, Ferguson Marine Engineering (FMEL), is delighted to announce they have secured a contract to build an air cushioned barge for Mangistau ACV Solutions Ltd, a part of the CMI Offshore Ltd Group.  

The 55 x 24m vessel will be the world’s first self-propelled air cushion barge, capable of carrying up to a 150 ton payload over tundra, swamps, ice and water.

George Macleod, ACB Construction Manager, commented: “We are delighted to be able to work with a Scottish shipbuilder on such a ground-breaking project. The innovative team at Ferguson Marine Engineering have proven they have the skills and experience necessary to undertake building this world-first prototype barge.”

Gerry Marshall, FMEL CEO, added: “This exciting project win is further evidence our current diversification strategy is already beginning to have a hugely positive impact on the business. Undoubtedly, these types of contracts are essential in helping secure the long-term future of the yard.”

Work on the barge officially commenced on Friday October 26 with an estimated project completion scheduled in  2019.

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