NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) -- A unique construction barge on Muskegon Lake is being moved to a construction site 8,000 miles away.
The owners of the equipment are excited about that job -- and others their company might get. Whether it gets some of them is, in part, up to the Coast Guard.
The equipment Andrie Incorporated is sending away is a jack-up barge. It floats into place, and then long columns drop to stabilize the construction platform.
The Norton Shores company is shipping the unique equipment by truck to Houston.
"Then in Houston, it gets loaded on an ocean-going ship and sent to Montevideo, Uruguay," said the company's Phil Andrie.
In six weeks, the barge should be in place two miles off the coast of Uruguay. A company there is leasing the platform to build a liquefied natural gas terminal.