Navigating rivers is not easy, but delivering the cargo a short distance from the project locations again showed the value of the river barging service.
Comarco Groups newest subsidiary, Comarco Myanmar Company Ltd. has delivered the necessary gas conversion equipment to generate electricity for the southern region of Myanmar known as Tanintharyi.
The transformers and additional loads were loaded onto Comarco 2101, a ballast-able barge with a 15T/m2 capacity in Ranong, Thailand and delivered into the remote river ports of Kanbauk and Dawai. Once operational, the project will generate 80 megawatts of power for the local community by converting gas from the Zawtika pipeline that runs from offshore Myanmar into Thailand.
Although navigating the Heinze river, avoiding fishing nets and manoeuvring a 210ft barge in extremely tight quarters in a narrow section of the river was no easy task, it again shows the value in the river barging service as we were able to deliver the cargo a short distance from the project locations. This is particularly true for projects in this region that would otherwise have to rely on an underdeveloped, hazardous road network and where the transport of heavy loads is frequently hampered by the existing low-capacity bridges.
C2101 has onboard a new 100T Sumitomo crawler crane that was towed by Comarco's newest tug Shwe Lin Yone (Golden Eagle), the Singapore flagged 1300hp tug.
Comarco has been contracted by JGH Marine of Denmark to assemble and install three mooring buoys in Kilindini Harbour, Mombasa. The buoys were fabricated by JGH Marine to upgrade vessel mooring capacity for the Kenya Port Authority.
Comarco received and consolidated all BGP cargo in the Supply Base, processed all export documentation, loaded, lashed and secured all equipment onto the flattop transport barge Comarco 233 and departed Mombasa, ahead of schedule, under the tow of tug Comarco Swift.
Comarco has been contracted by renowned salvage company Resolve Marine to provide resources, including tug Comarco Buzzard, heavy duty ballast barge Comarco 2801, 100t mobile crane, submersible pumps, generators, lighting sets and other salvage equipment.
A train carrying mixed cargo de-railed whilst heading out of the Port of Mombasa to the Nairobi terminus, on the only bridge heading off the Mombasa Island onto the Mainland Kenya. Comarco did a tandem lift on all the carriages using the cranes simultaneously to spread the weight over the very narrow bridge section.
The project has been sanctioned by the Office of the Prime Minister in order to provide safe and reliable docking facilities for the island's fishing and passenger boats.
Comarco completed the crane construction contract for Liebherr Container Cranes at the Comarco Supply Base.
Comarco were awarded the contract by Tanzania Ports Authority for the rehabilitation, fendering and installation of cathodic protection to Quay No 2 at Tanga under a ‘Design and Build’ agreement.
Comarco has recently completed a contract for The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations for the deployment of 25 Fish Aggregating Devices along the coastline of Somalia.
Comarco has signed a contract to deliver rock and and aggregate between the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar and Reunion as part of the offshore road construction project in Reunion, La Nouvelle Route Du Littoral.