Eastern Shipbuilding lays keel of Weeks Marine dredger

Eastern Shipbuilding Group has laid the keel of a new trailing suction hopper dredger ordered by Weeks Marine (WMI).

R. B. Weeks is Eastern’s second newbuilding project for WMI after the 2017-built near-identical sister Magdalen. It will have a length of 108.5 metres, a beam of 24 metres, a hopper capacity of 6,540 cubic metres, accommodations for 26 people, and two General Electric 16V250 IMO Tier III-compliant main engines.

Delivery of R. B. Weeks is scheduled for early 2023.

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