Ferguson Marine wins air cushion barge newbuilding contract

UK-based Ferguson Marine Engineering has secured a contract to build an air cushioned barge for CMI Offshore subsidiary Mangistau ACV Solutions.

The 55- by 24-metre vessel will be one of the world’s first self-propelled air cushion barges, capable of carrying a payload of up to 150 tonnes over tundra, swamps, ice, and water.

The project has an estimated completion scheduled in 2019.

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