Who are we?

Jack-Up Barge is a leading owner and operators of  offshore jack-up barges, providing services to support the oil & gas, renewable and marine construction industries. We own and exclusively manage seven self-elevating jack-up units. Our customers benefit from our wealth of experience in accommodation & crane support, well services, transport & installation, decommissioning and P&A.

We rely on the combination of our versatile units and the dedication, knowledge and experience of our personnel to ensure safe and successful execution of projects worldwide. This is reflected in the confidence and (renewed) commitment we receive from national and international clients within the oil & gas and renewable energy industry.


Jack-Up Barge was founded in 2003 with the acquisition of modular Jack-ups from Ballast Nedam


To support the construction of the first offshore windfarms the JB114, JB115, JB116 (Swift 10), JB 117 and the JB118 (divested) were built.


Commencement of a strategic transformation, comprising new strategic initiatives within oil & gas and renewables.


The head office of Jack-Up Barge is based in Oosterhout, the Netherlands.

Global Mindset

With experience in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas we are the go-to player for global services.

Fleet size

7 Jack-Up Barges

Our vision

We aim to provide safe, sustainable and excellent services to our clients and stakeholders. We strive to seek new opportunities and markets without comprising our values.

Meaningfull for
our clients

Barges in our Fleet


Jack Up Barge Operations BV. & Swift Drilling BV consider Quality and the protection of Health, Safety and Environment the most crucial part of our Business.
We are committed to play an active role in ensuring high standard QHSE throughout all our activities in the organization. 

In our safety awareness program ‘Elevating Safety’, we seek continuous improvement of performance both offshore and onshore.

We are committed to prepare and execute our work safely, take care of the environment and deliver the quality that our clients expect from us. We focus on the transparency of our performance and will continue improving areas that require our attention.

No job is so important that we cannot do it safely. This commitment to safety is in the heart of all our activities.