A.M.S. 1803 and A.M.S. 1807 engaged for Batemans Bay Bridge Replacement Project


Australia Marine Services (A.M.S.) is pleased to announce that A.M.S. 1803 and A.M.S. 1807, both 180ft x 70ft x 14ft Deck Cargo Ballast Tank sister barges have been chartered to the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

A.M.S. 1803 and A.M.S. 1808 at Batemans Bay NSW ( Photo Courtesy of South Coast Pix)

A.M.S. 1803 arrived at the project site in July 2019 from Harwood, New South Wales and was soon followed by A.M.S. 1807 in August from Brisbane, Queensland. Prior to arriving in Batemans Bay, both barges had their hulls cleaned to meet biosecurity requirements for operating in the Clyde River. The barges commenced work immediately after passing their final inspections.

The crawler cranes currently working aboard the barges have been supplied by Universal Cranes, the head contractor for the supply of crane and barges for the project and a longtime partner and client of A.M.S. Universal Cranes has paired A.M.S. 1803 with a Kobelco CKE2500 250T crawler crane and A.M.S. 1807 is paired with a Manitowoc M16000 400T crawler crane. Both barges are equipped with 4-point mooring systems, spud keepers (one on each barge), as well as specified crane mats to suit the individual cranes.

A.M.S. 1803 and A.M.S. 1808 at Batemans Bay NSW ( Photo Courtesy of South Coast Pix)

AMS 1806 and AMS 1807 are currently being used for piling and lifting work and may be used for further work during demolition of the existing Bateman’s Bay Bridge.

For further information or if you have a charter enquiry for our vessels, please contact us.

For A.M.S. 1807 specification, please click here and for A.M.S. 1803 specification, please click here .

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