Construction Projects

Read about recent construction projects where our shipbroking services have made a real difference.

Thames Tideway Tunnel – Cleaning up the River Thames

Thames Tideway

Behold the latest stage in the decades-long River Thames clean-up – the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Be assured, some sixty years ago, a stroll along the Thames would have been a far less pleasant experience. 1957: River Thames Biologically Dead In 1957, the Natural History Museum declared the River Thames biologically dead: “News reports from that… Read more »

Crewboat charter Moray Firth: May – July 2015

At the end of May 2015 DSB was approached by a large construction company who have been working in the Moray Firth. They needed a crew vessel to be used to support their met mast operation. 24m LOA Sea Fox catamaran crewboat, operated by Enviroserve, who had just finished her contract, was moved straight away… Read more »

Vessel spread, both charter and sale for significant bridge project, Scotland 2013-2014

Working closely with the winning JV from the inception of the project, DSB Offshore liaised with owners offering prices for all vessels types from jack-up barges, tugs and barge combinations to crew boats. This type of project is DSB’s sweet spot; helping major international clients to find the most suitable floating plant for a long… Read more »

Offshore Energy Park, Scotland, vessel spread and towage operations 2013-2014

After brokering a charter deal for a mono-hull jack-up with 250t payload and 32m legs for piling operations, DSB Offshore fixed the tug MTS Indus for tow of the jack-up from Holland to Scotland. The jack-up was used for the construction of the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine at the time.

Olympic Games modular barges for Cardiff Canoe 2011-2012

London Olympics modular barge

Vessels: Barges capable of entering Cardiff Port In November 2008 DSB Offshore came up with the innovative solution of utilising modular barges during the construction phase for the £13.3M olympic standard Canoe Slalom Centre and White Water Rafting Centre at Cardiff International Sports Village.

Installation of Conwy Oil Platform – 2012

Conway Oil platform job

In 2012 DSB Offshore were involved in the charter of the Sheerleg ‘Matador III’ and the Construction Jackup barge ‘Seafox 1’ to undertake the installation of the Conwy Platform in the Conwy Oil Field, East Irish Sea in approximately 32.5m waterdepth.

Australia – 2009 to present

Since selling the first ever Damen Shoalbuster to work in Australia in 2009, DSB Offshore has sold or fixed on long term bareboat charter approximately 15 (newbuild and second hand) shallow draft anchor handling vessels into the Australian market.

Oresund Tunnel Project 1996

From 1996-2000 Sundlink Contractors (Skanska AB, Højgaard & Schultz, Monberg & Thorsen, Hochtief AG) and Øresund tunnel Contracts (NCC AB, Dumez-GTM SA, John Laing Ltd, E. Pihl & Søn, Boskalis Westminster) constructed bridge and tunnel across the Oresund, now connecting Copenhagen and Malmo. DSB Offshore provided jackup barges, concrete mixing barges, mooring winches, etc. used… Read more »

Sundlink Project – 1998/1999

Bridge projects

Dragados via DSB Offshore contracted barge Giant 4 and her sister the Giant 3 for the transport of 49 bridge span sections for the Oresund, the link between Denmark – Copenhagen and Sweden – Malmo. In total 25 voyages in 22 months between Cadiz; Spain and Malmo, Sweden were made. Bridge span sections of 120m… Read more »

Canary Wharf Docklands Development 1989 ongoing for several years

Canary Wharf development job

During the period 1988-1992 Canary Wharf became the largest building site in Europe, being the centre of the transformation of the former London Docklands into the business centre of London. DSB Offshore provided office barges, accommodation barges for workers, workbarges and performed numerous towages over several years on behalf of the construction companies.