Land & Water Plant Ltd choose KABCO for bespoke refurbishment of multi purpose barge “The Bigger Picture”
As seen in our previous posts work began on the second barge conversion for Land & Water Plant Ltd in Aug 2016, we are now pleased to showcase the finished product and highlight the features and quality of the project.
“Renew – Reuse – Recycle – that’s the motto at Kabco where we believe that taking these older pieces of plant not currently in service and giving them a new lease of life is the way forward for our established customers” said Simon Elston MD “The Bigger Picture is a prime example of what can be achieved in terms of refurbishment and extended product longevity if you have the necessary imagination and skill set”.
WELFARE AREA & GALLEY KITCHEN
Eco PIR activated lighting gives a high level of lighting to all rooms.
The 230ah 12v Battery Pack is recharged by both solar power and stephill 6kva super silent diesel generator which is programmed with 12v autostart technology.
Fuel is drawn from 1200 litre bunded fuel tank built under the deck which has been fitted with recessed floor lashing rings.
A Fuel polishing system and holster discharge delivery system will further improve reliability when used for refuelling water based plant.
TOILET / WASH ROOM
Water is supplied via clear 85l easy fill tank
Waste water can be automatically discharged “over the side” if required.
FUEL / WHEEL HOUSE
Newly fitted fuel / wheel house provides a separate and secure room with heavy duty shrouded locking points to house and protect all maintenance and fuel discharge equipment.
Generator maintenance is carried out from a fold down “over the side” drawbridge which increases the safe working area with a spring assisted gull wing type door. Access to the 12v electrics is via a hinged plant cupboard in the welfare area. Cab heater can be accessed via a dedicated cabinet in the WC / Wash Room.
Painting included up-to 120 microns of coverage in company colours using anti-slip paint as requested
HEALTH / SAFETY & TESTING
Automatically activated floor lamps to bow, stern and hull areas.
Grab hand rails
Anti-slip finish surfaces
3rd Party NICCE Electrical Testing & Certification
Boat Safety Scheme ECP Part 2 Testing & Certification
“THE BIGGER PICTURE” is expected to be back out working on the waterways within the next few weeks… tweet us a pic if you spot her @kabcowelfare