LAD Services delivers walking spud dredge barge

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Pedestal crane is a Liebherr HS 8300 HD crane with a 125 foot long boom, one of only five in the Americas.

Posted September 28, 2020

The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI) reports that LAD Services of Louisiana has delivered a 200- by 60-foot walking spud dredge barge.

LAD Services contracted TSGI to develop the design of the barge which has the capacity to lift 114,000 pounds of dredging spoil.

It features two 85 foot tall removable spuds and one winch-operated 85 foot tall walking spud.

The vessel is equipped with a 43,800-gallon fuel tank and two 24,400-gallon freshwater tanks for unimpeded operation.

The pedestal crane installed is a Liebherr HS 8300 HD crane with a 125 foot long boom, one of only five in the Americas.

Aboard, there is a full galley, dining area, office, bunks, storage, and workshop for prolonged operations.

The vessel received an ABS Oceans loadline.

Barge features two 85 foot tall removable spuds and one winch-operated 85 foot tall walking spud.

Source: marinelog