In 2007 the company executed a strategic investment program, which created own shipbuilding capacity for building of steel ships with length of up to 95m.
The start of the steel ship newbuilding at Ship Machine – Building JSCo was made by signing of shipbuilding contracts with Bulgarian River Shipping JSCo for building of 2000t river pushed barges under project RBP-020 under GL supervision.
The design of the barges was developed by Ship Machine – Building JSCo and was approved by GL.
The main dimensions of the barges are:
Length overall 85.00 m
Breadth, moulded 11.40 m
Height of the hull 3.10 m
Draft 2.80 m
the barges are intended for transporting of general dry cargo in pushed convoys on the Danube river and are equipped with hatch covers, anchor-mooring equipment, deck fittings, appropriate navigation and signaling equipment according to the rules and regulations in force.
In the beginning of 2008 the company also built two Push Work Boats intended for operation in Jordan. The push work boats with length of 10m were self propelled and were equipped with a deck crane.