Conquest MB1 on Its Way to London Gateway (UK)
Accompanied by tugs En Avant 20 and Sea Charly, Conquest MB1 is outbound Flushing, the Netherlands, heading for London Gateway, UK.
Conquest MB1 is under contract of charterer DEME Environmental Contractors (DEC) for a project at the London Gateway.
The 136m x 36m x 8m barge has a free deck space of 3,700 m² for 9,000 t of cargo, a permissible deck strength of min. 20 ton/m² and an accurate and fully automated anti-heeling system. The 1400 ton crane enables custom reeving, with lifting speeds up towards 1.5 m/sec and a swing speed of 1 deg/sec.
London Gateway will be the UK’s first 21st Century major deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park.
Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, London Gateway provides unrivalled deep-sea shipping access for the world’s leading businesses to the largest consumer markets in the UK.
The port’s location, with its superior operational systems and service, ensure ships load and unload as fast as possible, making London Gateway a world class asset for the UK.
The port will be the most efficient in the country, adding an additional 3.5million TEU (standard twenty foot equivalent cargo units (containers) to the nation’s port capacity. This will help meet recognised demand for extra capacity in the UK.
In addition to a major deep sea port, London Gateway will integrate with Europe’s largest logistics park and will offer individual units up to and in excess of one million square feet.
Press Release, October 1, 2013