New hover designs from Checkmate Flexible Engineering

New hover designs from Checkmate Flexible Engineering

We were recently awarded a £200,000 contract to design and build the skirt for the Singapore Technologies’ 200-tonne hover-barge – a really exciting opportunity for our team at Checkmate Flexible Engineering to showcase the innovative and pioneering skills that make us a world-leader in this field. Previously, our skirts have been used for a variety of projects across the world, with positive results thanks to our long-lasting designs.

The ask

The new hover-barge is a really important concept for Singapore Technologies, as the vessel will be used in a variety of extreme environments from the Arctic to the Tropics.

This leader in ship building is based in the Far East, and has more than 30 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of hover-barges – combined with the decades of engineering experience at Checkmate, the new vessel is sure to be a world leader.

The result

The nature of Singapore Engineering‘s business demands superior durability and easy maintenance on all vessels. Checkmate’s innovative skirt design incorporates a novel fixing solution to allow for easy maintenance in harsh environments whilst our high-quality, hard-wearing rubber skirts will stand up to even the toughest conditions. Our design promises longevity and durability – with this new skirt making sure the hover-barge can maintain great performance in the most extreme situations.