Briggs Marine Contractors Ltd (BMC) has recently been awarded a four-year (+ one year) Aids to Navigation maintenance and refurbishment contract with the Port of Ramsgate.
The Port of Ramsgate is one of 26 ports in England and Wales that are run by local council authorities. Thanet Council, who is responsible for the Port of Ramsgate, announced their requirement for a new contractor in May earlier this year.
Briggs Marine will be responsible for maintaining the buoys on site which includes using specialist equipment to lift them out of the water before power washing, measuring components and checking lanterns on the deck of their vessel, MV Cameron. Buoys for full refurbishment will be transported to their specialist refurbishing facility in Burntisland, Fife, where the buoys will be blasted and repainted before being returned to site.
Malcolm Duncan, General Manger for Briggs Marine Moorings and Aids to Navigation Department says ‘We are pleased to secure this contract and look forward to working with Thanet District Council and maintaining the safe navigation for the Port of Ramsgate’
Briggs Marine has a strong track record of aids to navigation maintenance within several ports, maintaining several hundred fixed and floating AtoN each year and has the added benefit of providing their own vessel, equipment, competent crew and all supplies.
Briggs Marine offer a range of services across the marine industry including; vessel and port management, moorings, skilled manpower, aids to navigation, subsea cable repair, installation and maintenance, marine survey and oil spill response. The Company has operational bases throughout the UK, Falkland Islands, Azerbaijan and Canada.