Jenkins Marine are excited to announce that Split Hopper Barges Nab and Needles are to be upgraded. The upgrade will see the matching 300m³ capacity self-propelled, split hopper barges fitted with new wheelhouses and accommodation modules by local specialist ship builders Manor Marine.
Each superstructure will feature 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.
Jenkins Marine Director Daniel Jenkins, said
“The forthcoming works represent a substantial investment by Jenkins Marine to update some of our core vessel assets. We are pleased to be able to continue our strong working relationship with Manor Marine and support the ship repair industry in the South of England, and essential service for vessel operators like Jenkins Marine.”
Managing Director at Manor Marine, Leif Cooper, commented
“We are extremely pleased to be working with Jenkins Marine again and especially on their vessels modification project and realise their impressive new design; this opportunity further cements the relationship between the two companies.”
The work will be completed in Summer 2021 at the end of the dredging season with the superstructures being manufactured in advance at Manor Marine’s shipyard in Portland, Dorset over the coming months.