Jenkins Marine’s versatile Multicat vessel Stour is helping to perform essential annual maintenance on a waste water outfall pipe on the Jurassic coast which extends two nautical miles out to sea.
Stour is on charter to James Fisher Offshore in a long standing contract, now in its fifteenth year, to provide marine support for maintenance of this important coastal structure. This year maintenance works are required to the abutment which protects the outfall pipe on the beach area. STOUR has been loaded with Jenkins Marine’s 35t long reach excavator to excavate around the structure on the beach to facilitate this.
Access to the structure by land is very restrictive and delivery of the heavy plant machinery and necessary materials is not practical this way. Stour is also delivering gabion baskets and 25t of gabion stone to position to provide additional protection to the structure. Her ultra shallow draft of just 1m at the bow enables her to get right up to the beach to offload materials using the 68tm deck crane. Positioning is able to be completed in minutes using her remotely operated hydraulic spud legs.