Oued Mekerra multiservice barge has been launched in Saint Nazaire. She will be ship to Algeria within a month by cargo transport.
Expected delivery date in 2017, she is the first pusher-tug SEEM 12-800ST of a 29 series built by Merré shipyard for the French Navy.
Merré shipyard infrastructure requires a ship construction in several blocks with two half hulls and one superstructure assembled in Saint Nazaire.
Merré shipyard was among the competitors of the international tender launched at the end of 2015 by the DGA, concerning the design and construction of 29 pusher-tugs for the French Navy.
Mecasoud has proceeded to launch a 51 meters long and 9 meters wide hull of the “Tidjelabine” split barge SEEM 51-970ST.
Expected delivery in 2017, the third tug SEEM 14-1000ST sistership construction has started within Merré shipyard workshops on behalf of a new owner based in Algeria.
Built by CIB, split barge SEEM 51-970ST “Tidjelabine” superstructure has been received on the hull construction site.
A complex handling operation was carried out by Merré shipyard with the three spuds implementation onboard the backhoe dredger SEEM 39-970ST « Benchicao ».
Mecasoud works as a subcontractor for the Merré shipyard on the steel hull of a new split barge SEEM 51-970ST.
“Taghest” is a 51 m long and 9 m wide split barge SEEM 51-970ST who left Saint-Nazaire in order to proceed with the sea trials.