OverWater, part of the SMS Group, has been awarded a contract to support KBS Maritime with the operation and maintenance of a state-of-the-art 3,000-tonne capacity jack-up barge in Portsmouth, UK.

Typhoon 1 MS heavy lift portsmouth

Named Typhoon 3000, the jack-up is located at the HM Naval Base (HMNB) in Portsmouth. Overwater will work to commercialise the asset when it is not required within HMNB Portsmouth.

The Ravestein jack-up has an 800-tonne capacity on-deck crawler crane and 52 m-long spud legs. “It is an extremely capable multi-role semi-submersible jack-up barge, which can also be utilised as a dry dock, lift platform or transport barge,” said OverWater.

Dave Chaffers, general manager for the SMS Group, added: “It offers immense capability to the marine civils, dry dock, and commercial refit and repair markets; not to mention the heavy lift, and ports and harbours sectors.”