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Claude Monique Barge

Wescott prepared and re-painted the barge, Claude Monique, owned by contractor Farrans Construction, located on the River Wear for more than two years, providing a platform for the team to work from, and the piling rig to operate from.

Originally constructed in the 1960’s, 45m-long Claude Monique weighs some 514 tonnes and is equipped with two 20m hydraulic spud legs and four remote-operated anchor positioning winches, which enables the vessel to keep perfectly on station during lifting and piling operations.

The barge is based on large ballast tanks, which were blasted clear and then re-coated, by a team from Wescott, during a five-week contract that has maintained the barge up to full specification.

The works to the ballast tanks were necessary due to the very severe amount of corrosion which was present in the tanks, this process will add another 20+ years to the lift of the barge.

We supplied all necessary information, permits and QHSE documentation during the works.

Scope of Work:

  • Cleaning of ballast tanks.
  • Surface preparation and coating of ballast tanks.
  • Erection of scaffolding.
  • Disposal of waste.
  • QA and supervision.
  • Project management

Client: Farrans Construction 

Duration: April 2018 – June 2018

Location: Sunderland

Services Provided

  • Surface Preparation
  • Protective Coatings
  • Scaffolding
  • Inspection and QA
  • Project Management
  • Site Supervision
  • Blasters 
  • Sprayers

Client Quote

“As a team Farrans are impressed with the service provided by Westcott Coatings during the maintenance painting of the Claude Monique Barge.

After a few early issues with nightshift crews leaving early and slow production Westcott made a change in personnel to remedy this. I thank Stuart for acting and placing Stephen Spencer as supervisor for the remainder. Your team performed well and stuck to task on what was a challenging project given the issues with tanks leaking.

I would thoroughly recommend Westcott for any future painting contracts we may have.”

Ryan Dillon, Section Engineer