Thursday, 1 April 2010

What are these?

What are these? Well I'll tell you shall I? They are the two parts of a catamaran hull of a floating platform, that will be be used to service and repair the Port of Lome's many fenders (big old tyres hanging on chains) that stop ships scraping the piers and dock. The client is the Port; the contractor is COLAS, and the welders are SONACO.

The two hulls will shortly be joined together by the platform, off which two outboard engines will be mounted to propel the platform. A crane will be mounted too, for lifting the heavy tyres and other fenders. The barge will be launched "in a month", and we will celebrate, oh yes! Olly

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