Damen delivers vessel for shallow-water dredging


Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a multi-purpose work boat to the Saudi Arabia-based Murjan Al-Sharq Marine Services.

To be used in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea, Murjan 40 has been equipped with a submersible dredge pump that has a 1,250m3/h capacity and can be deployed for sand mining and maintenance dredging activities.

"By adding a DOP pump to a multi cat, we instantly have a dredger – but a dredger which can also undertake the full range of tasks the multi cat can do as well," said Chairman of Murjan Al-Sharq Marine Services, Abdullah Natheer.

They include transportation, towage, dive support, pollution control and anchor handling.

Murjan 40 has also been installed with a spud system that can be deployed in water depths of up to 10 metres. This removes the need for a complex, four-point mooring system. The spud system can be extended for operations in deeper waters.

"We can take on a wide range of specialist jobs with this vessel. We call this 'surgical dredging' because of the precision required," said Murjan Al-Sharq Marine Services Vice President Chris Clark.

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