280 DWT Nickel Ore Barges
 


Barge end deck plate being turned for welding

 

 

Barge #1 side being moved to consolidation site

 

 


Hopper end bulkheads for barges 1 & 2 sitting on hopper bottom for barge #1

 

 


Barge ends for barge #2 sitting on hopper bottom

 

 


Barge ends for barge #1 being fitted with bottom plate

 

 


Barge #2 sides being assembled

 

 


Second side for barge #2

 

 

Barge side being fitted

 

 

Trial fit of fender tyres
 

 

Barge #1 end being fitted

 

 

Assembly of  barges #1 to #3 - 1st June 2011

 

 

Assembly of  barges #1 to #3 - 1st June 2011

 

 

One of the four barges completed inside the workshop
 

 

Progress painting
 

 

Barges finished painted before moving to slipway.
 

 

Moving barges to slipway
 

 

Launching
 

 

final two Barges on the day of departure to Noumea being towed by
the 'Christine Mary' (Thomson Towboats)