Turnkey Load Out and Float Off  

Malin Abram: specialists in turnkey load-out float-off operations

Malin Abram are proud to be known in the sector as a leader in turnkey roll-out and float-off operations. From the launch of the Type 45s, HMS Clyde and Oman in early 2000, to the Aircraft carrier, OPV and most recently HMS Glasgow first in class in 2022, we intimately understand clients Ro-Ro and Flo-Flo needs. This includes the balance to be struck between risk of availability of key assets such as the launch barge, commercial sensitivities and technical and operational capabilities. The balance to be struck between loadout tidal windows and any dredging costs have been carefully assessed with “no dredge” options also considered.

We are committed to offering our clients solutions that leaves them with minimal exposure to spot market pressures, equipment selection and a genuine, “supplier agnostic” solution. In this way we have the ongoing freedom to review our supply chain and adjust according to client’s needs.

our case studies

roll out and float off of HMS Glasgow

Client: BAE Systems | Completed: December 2022 | Cargo: HMS Glasgow
Malin Abram successfully rolled out the Type 26, first in class, onto their customised 137 metre barge, the CD01, on the banks of the Clyde.The project, which has involved almost 3 years of meticulous planning, saw the ship carefully rolled-onto a bespoke semi-submersible launch barge, after which it will be moved downriver and submerged at a specially selected site on the Clyde to float off and launch.
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offshore patrol vessel float off operation

Client: BAE Systems | Completed: December 2022 | Cargo: 3 off Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs)
Malin Abram provided operational management including chartering of a suitable semi-submersible barge, and marine superintendence for end to- end site operations including barge preparation, marine moves, load out and float-off operations.
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Client: Aircraft Carrier Alliance | Completed: November 2012 | Cargo: Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
We were priviliged to provide all technical support associated with the delivery of various hull sections from around the UK into Rosyth. UB14 is the aft superstructure island of the QEC. It is the flight deck control tower. It can also operate as the ships navigation bridge in the event of the actual bridge being damaged. UB14 has an irregular shape and extends 27.00 meters above flight deck.
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Client: Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) | Completed: November 2012 | Cargo: 120 Te JEP structure
We were priviliged to provide all of the project management and equipment for the delivery of a Jacket Extension Piece (JEP) structure to a berth in Vlissingen from fabrication yard in Arnish, Stornoway.
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Malin Abram redefine what you can expect from a heavy lift partner. We offer project management expertise in the area of transportation, no matter how specialist, as well as a full range of technical services.

Heavy lift to us is more than the operational side of supplying cranes, ships, barges and heavy haulage. No matter the size or scope of your project, our team of engineers assess your needs and propose optimum solutions – simply contact us to find out more.