Southern Engineering Co. Ltd (SECO) has been awarded a contract to deliver a newly built modular Jack Up Barge to be named ‘ALPHAHEK 1′ with a maximum payload capacity of 240 tons. The Jack Up Barge is an order from ALPHAHEK Ltd, a joint venture company between Alpha Logistics Services (EPZ) Ltd and Vanthek International.
Vanthek International is the leading pilling contractor in Netherlands with over 70 years of experience in the design and execution of sheet and tubular piling projects. Complemented by Alpha Logistics Services (EPZ) Ltd’s marine assets and business network in East Africa, they are offering comprehensive solutions for the infrastructure projects in the region.
The modular self-elevating platform is designed to carry out various works at a maximum water draft of 26.5 meters in ports, harbors, rivers and lakes.
The works include:
- Marine piling works, the Jack up can accommodate a 150 T capacity crawler crane
- Geo-technical investigations, which include, drilling activities and CPTu
- Dredging works using excavators
Having a deck space of 356 Square meters (Length of 24.40m and a breadth of 14.60m), the Jack up will comprise of modular pontoons with individual watertight compartments.
The platform will be jacked up using a hydraulic jacking unit and a block locking device on each of the 4 spuds. The 47.6m high spuds (spud diameter of 1220 mm) will allow the barge to perform sophisticated operations at water depths of up to 27m – even in extreme weather conditions.
With over more than six decades experience, SECO has evolved to be one of the major shipbuilding players in the East African region, having an impressive portfolio of successfully completed projects.