Busy times for Macduff

Mon, 16 March 2015

Macduff Shipyards has just completed its latest vessel called the ‘SSF/MD 1’, the first of four 150t tonne automated feed barges being built for Scottish Sea Farms Limited.

The vessel was fabricated, engineered and fitted out at Macduff with the yard working closely with Macduff Ship Design Ltd during the design stage to finalise the hull form.

It is kitted out with an Orbit GMT feed system and a broadcrown generator featuring a John Deere six cylinder diesel engine which provides the main 415/230v power in the barge.

The barge benefits from a Palfinger PK12000 MA deck crane for loading feed and general duties, a Bombas Azcue deck wash pump, submersible sump pumps for bilge duties, LED lighting throughout and aircraft tyre fenders to the sides and stern.

This is the first of four 19.8m feed barges and two 14.95m twin screw landing craft type workboats being built for Scottish Sea Farms Ltd. The other three feed barges are currently under construction and the first workboat is almost complete.

Also under construction by Macduff is a 27.5m workboat being fitted out for Inverlussa Marine Services. This is a new vessel for the same company which took delivery of the Helen Mary in May 2012. It is of a similar design, but this new vessel has more beam, bigger crane capacity, more powerful engines and the hull is built to BV Classification.

Macduff has also just won a contract from Moray Council in Scotland to build a 25.7m twin screw steel dredger to a design by Macduff Ship Design Ltd.

Source:  Anne-Marie Causer

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