16 Mar 2021

A&P Tyne has delivered the first three 20-box barges for waste management firm Cory – which will help to remove 100,000 hours of truck journeys from London’s roads each year.

The barges form part of a seven-year multi-million pound fabrication contract which includes three more 20-box and 16 30-box barges.

The barges will be used by Cory to transport London’s residual waste along the River Thames and will help to replace nearly half of Cory’s existing 50-strong barge fleet. Each barge will transport between 270 and 400 tonnes of waste each.

The first three barges, each approximately 35m in length, were fabricated under cover in A&P Tyne’s main fabrication hall and then painted in a separate facility. Once lowered into A&P Tyne’s large dry dock, the barges underwent a successful incline test and towing trials in accordance with IACS procedures. The finished barges were towed to Charlton on the Thames earlier this year and are expected to enter service soon.
Fabrication of the final three 20-box barges is now underway and the remaining 30 box-barges will be delivered over the next five years.
Mark Ellis, Commercial Director at A&P North East said: “The successful delivery of these barges to the quality standards demanded and to budget, showcases our proven track record delivering marine fabrication projects and how we can add value to and support the maritime sector.

“This is a very significant contract for A&P Tyne and our team is already hard at work fabricating the next three barges, which will be delivered this summer.”

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