Split barges

Martens en Van Oord ordered the construction of two split barges of 1,000 m3 (ELBE and DONAU) with dimensions of 62 x 11 metres. A special loading cover is positioned on each split barge, which can be moved over the split barge along a rail. When dredging in areas where explosives may be present, the risks for the crew on the pontoon and shipping traffic are minimised.