The PB1 barge was constructed in modules as a joint venture between Ship Repair and Heron Construction staff. This built-from-scratch barge project is intended for use by Sanford Fishing as the new service barge for the Stewart Island salmon farm. The modules were finished and then assembled as the completed barge on the slipway, before being painted by Rudolphs Ltd.
Recent Ship Repair Projects
The 44 metre dredger, Kapua was hauled out at Heron Ship Repair for its two year intermediate survey. A number of minor structural repairs were implemented around the hull plates. The survey was concluded with a full sandblast and painting of the topsides and hull below the waterline. The Kapua was released back to the briny to continue the hard labour demanded of such working craft.
The 24 metre tug, Tug Tai Pari was on the hard last month for her first five-year Out-of-Water survey. The vessel’s Rolls Royce drive units were stripped down and main shaft seals replaced. Her water cooling system was dropped out to allow structural modifications to the barrier frames. Numerous small modifications and repairs were carried out around the wheel-house and top decks. With the survey complete, a full sandblast and the application of a fresh paint system was executed around the top decks, as well as the entire hull above and below the waterline.
The scampi trawler, San Aramand was recently on the dry at Heron Ship Repairs for the stripping out and full overhaul of the engine room. The vessel’s main engine and gearbox were removed and fully rebuilt. The hydraulic system was stripped down and fully serviced. The 23 metre trawler’s water-feed system was also upgraded and structural changes were made to the hull and seawater inlets. A new CAT generator was installed, and the stabiliser wings were removed to enable structural upgrades to make the system more efficient and robust. Engine room and hull got fresh protective coats of paint before all new components were reinstated ready for commissioning. San Aramand was freed back to the tide seaworthy and ready for work.