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Marketex Marine has finished building a large 410-ton barge

The barge was built by the Estonian company Marketex Marine, for Norwegian company AKVA Group ASA, and will be used by the company Nova Sea for feeding fish in Norway. The construction was delivered on a turnkey basis and a Light Ship weight of 410 tons. As the barge is equipped with all necessary equipment and staff rooms for personnel, it is ready for immediate use after the delivery to the customer. It took 10 months to build it, starting from the day of signing the contract and ending with the day of delivery of the barge to the customer.

This project is unique for Marketex Marine. As of today, the company has built its first steel construction of such a type, and the request for building the second barge of similar type is already awaiting. This was the first time that our company had to build such large fish feeding barge – due to the size of the steel construction, it was impossible to paint it in a standard painting hall, so a special outdoor tent for painting had to be constructed. After the successful delivery of the first barge, the company expects to receive new orders for building similar steel constructions with higher feeding capacities and constructions with heavy lift capability.

The major part of the work – starting from project management and procurement of the materials and ending with painting works and testing – was carried out by the specialists from Marketex Marine. Other Estonian companies were also involved in the project, e.g. fit-out, finishing and interior furniture works were done by Armarium, insulation works by Termikay, hydraulic works by PMCPolarteknik, and plastic products were supplied by Greenforce.

Marketex Marine was founded in 2013 in the process of restructuring BLRT Marketex. The company offers large and complex turnkey solutions from steel, stainless steel and aluminum for small shipbuilding and fish farming markets. Marketex Marine is a part of BLRT Grupp, one of the largest industrial holdings in the Baltic States, established in 1912.