Strategic Marine delivers floating dry dock base pontoon

Strategic Marine has delivered the base pontoon of a floating dry dock to the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) at Henderson, south of Perth.

Offshore staff

HENDERSON, Australia -- Strategic Marine has delivered the base pontoon of a floating dry dock to the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) at Henderson, south of Perth.

Strategic Marine's Vietnamese facility at Dong Xuyen Industrial Zone completed construction of the 99 m (325 ft) long and 53 m (174 ft) wide steel structure. The dock's 4,400-metric-ton (4,850-ton) steel base was lifted aboard the Dockwise submersibleMV Teal for its 16-day journey to the AMC's Common User (CUP) facility at Henderson. The vessel submerged to float off the structure before it was towed into the facility by three tugs.

12/08/2008

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