Specialists in water transport - 'taking the load off the road'


Infrastructure Maintenance – inland waterways

A significant part of our work involves providing workboats and competent crews to the various navigation authorities and their contractors in the UK carrying out infrastructure maintenance projects.


Our tugs and barges were recently deployed on the River Lee to work along side a specialist arboriculture company involved in clearing vegetation and trees from the canal towpath and also the offside areas. Our barge mounted hiab was able to remove trees and bushes from the waters edge that were difficult for the tree surgeons to reach from the bank.
In west London we assisted a British Waterway’s contractor involved in the maintenance of canal stop gates. In order to drain down the stop gate section a fabric dam was used which we delivered to site in one of our barges and deployed from the barge. The debris in the bottom of the drained section of canal was loaded into the barge for onward disposal.

Barging Benefits

Gaining access to rivers and canals in our towns and cities is getting ever more difficult. In many cases access by barge is the only option.

Our crane barges and plant pontoons provide a stable platform to operate and deliver ever more specialised plant and equipment to waterside locations.

Springwell Farm ● Springwell Lane ● Harefield ● Middx  UB9 6PG
Tel: 01895 820203 ● Mob: 07951 026174 ● Email info@whhbarges.co.uk