How much is a crane barge?

Used crane barges for sale can start out as low as $60000. At the upper end, well-equipped crane barges can run as much as $2400000 or more.

Why is it called a spud barge?

The barge is moored by steel shafts or through-deck piling, which are essentially pipes driven right into the soil or sand at the bottom of the water to provide stability. These are often referred to as ‘spuds,’ giving this barge its distinct name.

How does a barge crane work?

Cranes are stabilized in changing aquatic conditions by pumping river water into compartments called ballast tanks. By weighing down and lowering a crane’s center of gravity, the filled tanks enable the crane to safely and efficiently lift large objects over water.

What is a spud pontoon?

Spud pontoon, with accommodation and three winch operated spuds of which one so-called walking spud. Pontoon can lift itself about 80 cm up to create a stable work platform. Ideal for shallow water offshore operations. An approx 150 ton latticeboom crane, excavator or drilling equipment can be placed on board.

What does a jack up barge do?

A jackup rig is a barge fitted with long support legs that can be raised or lowered. The jackup is maneuvered (self-propelled or by towing) into location with its legs up and the hull floating on the water. Upon arrival at the work location, the legs are jacked down onto the seafloor.

What is a Spudwell?

Spudwell. – Also referred to as a spud “pocket,” this is a vertical sleeve for a spud that attaches to the side of a sectional barge. It usually connects to the perimeter of a sectional barge using a lock system. A spudwell keeps a spud secure and in place.

What can lift 1000 tons?

But just how heavy can they lift? Some cranes can lift over a 1000 tonnes without breaking a sweat, but mobile cranes provide a more dynamic service than the big, robotic brutes that deadlift up and down all day.

Can a crane go in the water?

Cranes do not have webbed feet, but they can swim, although adult birds usually avoid deeper water unless necessary.

What is spud barge?

A spud barge is a large platform that is loaded with heavy materials and is towed into place by another vessel. Unlike other barges, spud barges can be moored using long pilings (known as spuds) that run through the deck and into the sea floor, stabilizing the platform while it is in use.

What does a drillship do?

A drillship is a merchant vessel designed for use in exploratory offshore drilling of new oil and gas wells or for scientific drilling purposes. In most recent years the vessels are used in deepwater and ultra-deepwater applications, equipped with the latest and most advanced dynamic positioning systems.

What does spudding mean?

Spudding is the process of beginning to drill a well in the oil and gas industry. A larger drill bit is initially used to clear a surface hole, which is then lined with casing and cement to protect groundwater.