Marine Projects Vessel News Roundup | May 23 – Workboat deliveries to Netherlands and US plus a new Russian amphibious dredger design

Deliveries include new dredgers for operators in the Netherlands and the US East Coast and a shallow-draught workboat for serving offshore and construction clients in the Middle East. A Russian engineering firm meanwhile introduces a new type of amphibious dredger.

Dutch operator christens newest electric dredger

Photo: Holland Shipyards Group

Netherlands-based marine projects company Koninklijke Oosterhof Holman (KOH) has formally named its newest deep suction dredger, the all-electric Henk Piet.

The vessel has a maximum dredging depth of 37 metres and is of modular construction, allowing for easy deployment to work sites.

Henk Piet was built by the TV Dredging division of the Holland Shipyards Group.

Weeks Marine takes delivery of second hopper dredger in series

Photo: Eastern Shipbuilding Group

New Jersey marine contractor Weeks Marine (WMI) has taken delivery of a new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) built by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Florida.

R. B. Weeks is named in honour of WMI co-founder Richard B. Weeks. The newbuild is a near-identical sister of Magdalen, which was delivered in 2017.

The TSHD has a length of 364 feet (110.9 metres), a hopper capacity of 8,550 cubic yards (6,536 cubic metres), and two GE US EPA Tier IV engines.

R. B. Weeks was designed by Royal IHC of the Netherlands in compliance to Lloyd’s Register class rules.

Damen Marine Services’ new shallow-draught workboat to be deployed in Arabian Gulf

Rendering of a Damen-designed, 33-metre shallow-draught catamaran workboat (Photo: Damen)

Damen Marine Services (DMS), the division of the Damen Shipyards Group that offers vessels for charter, has taken delivery of the first unit of a new class of catamaran workboats.

DMS Snipe has a length of 33 metres, a draught of just under two metres, and equipment including deck cranes, an anchor winch, and towing pins.

The vessel will be operated primarily in the Arabian Gulf. Duties will include construction, anchor handling, and dredging support.

Russian design firm unveils new series of multi-role amphibious dredger

Photo: Stapel

Russian naval architecture firm Stapel has unveiled images of a new design of self-propelled amphibious dredger.

The 11-metre vessel will be capable of sand and silt extraction and reservoir cleanup. Operations will be possible even on dry soil, though the maximum dredging depth is rated at six metres.

The dredger is designed to be easily disassembled, transported by road or rail, and re-assembled on-site.

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