Barge Ballasting

Ballasting a barge is a balancing act 

Ballasting a barge is a delicate but necessary operation. The water helps keep the barge level during loading and unloading, which is critical when transferring large structures such as components of a bridge. The ballasting requirements also change for load out and float over procedures.

With unprecedented experience in barge ballasting, our products have helped on bridge construction projects from Rhode Island to California and everywhere in between. With Xylem, you will:

  • Have the right equipment for the job. With a broad portfolio of pumps and water management equipment, no one offers a wider selection than Xylem. We also offer rental equipment.
  • Have a reliable system that works. Because we design and build our own equipment, we understand how it works best and create systems to match equipment to needs of the marine industry.
  • Have a support team committed to your safety and success. The experienced Xylem team provides turnkey services, including design, installation and ongoing service. We are there every step of the process.

With Xylem as your partner, we will ensure your project doesn't take on water.

Full support for barge ballasting applications 

Once the Xylem team has worked with you to select the right pump and system, we continue to support your operations or project.
Xylem offers:

  • A line of submersible pumps ranging from compact, portable units for small drainage jobs to larger dewatering pumps for a variety of applications where corrosion and abrasive conditions exist.
  • Fully automatic diesel, electric or natural gas-powered, solids-handling dry priming pumps for high-volume and high-discharge heads.
  • A full range of hydraulic submersible pumps for general duty in dewatering, bypass, drainage and sludge applications.
  • An exhaustive range of pumps and accessories for rent, with over 20,000 portable pumps and related equipment located around the globe
  • Pipe, fittings, sewer plugs and all other accessories in a one-stop shop

Xylem's global support is unchallenged in the market place. Whether you need spare parts, rental products, factory-backed warranty evaluations, or product training, you can count on us. We give you confidence to efficiently manage your marine operations. Your success is our success.

Products Services Brands
CD Series
CD Series

High Volume, Medium-Head, Large Solids-Handling Capabilities

Godwin Heidra Series
Godwin Heidra Series

Godwin Heidra pumps - reliable hydraulic submersible pumps.

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