Baars Pontoon for the IJmuiden Sea Lock Project
Baars Charter BV – a company specialized in the rental and sale of modular pontoons, dredging containers, split and hopper barges – recently supplied one of its pontoons for the IJmuiden Sea Lock Project in the Netherlands.
According to the company, this large 17 x 36 meter modular container pontoon will be used for the realization of the new sea lock in IJmuiden.
The client, Combinatie Baggerij with van Oord and Boskalis, rents the pontoon for a longer period of time, including bow container, winch spud system and wooden mattresses, the company announced.
During this period, the pontoon will have 3 functions.
- Dredge pontoon: To flatten and dredge the bottom, the pontoon first carries a CAT390-5 Triple Boom with a Doppump 2320.
- Transport pontoon: The pontoon will then be used as a storage pontoon for the sheet piling to be removed.
- Backhoe pontoon: The pontoon will be used as a backhoe for dredging with an excavator.