Chinese manufacturer HID Dredger recently delivered a new amphibious dredger to an undisclosed operator in the Philippines.
The newbuild has a displacement of 22.5 tonnes, a length of 12 metres, a beam of 3.3 metres, and a maximum dredging depth of 6.3 metres. It will initially be used on a coastal construction project though it may also be deployed for clearing of debris.
The dredger’s amphibious capability means it can launch itself into the water even without the assistance of cranes or other specialised equipment, thereby reducing logistical requirements.
HID added that the dredger is of modular design, allowing the installation of various equipment to suit different projects without the need for modifications to the hull layout.
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