The increasing number of infrastructure projects in Perth and the the greater Western Australian region, has given rise to the conversion of dumb barges to excavator barges. MMD has been involved in 2 such projects.

The first project involved the design of; spud lifting mechanisms, spud tubes, excavator base, stability analysis and survey authority liaison for Total Support.


After the successful design of Total Support, MMD were involved in the design of a larger excavator-barge FT3. During the project, MMD were required to design the excavator base, spud trunks, spud extensions and station keeping systems to name a few, whilst making sure the global strength and stability were not compromised. The barge is now assisting in the development of Australia's LNG processing facilities.


If you would like any further information about any of our projects please email us or contact us by any other means above.