Royal IHC has held a steel-cutting ceremony for the 2,300-cubic-metre trailing suction hopper dredger Lesse at MTG Dolphin Shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria.
The newbuild, which was based on the 2013-built TSHD Albatros, was ordered by Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging.
The vessel, which is being built under the class of Bureau Veritas, will be 80 metres long with a breadth of 15 metres.
The next milestone for the vessel, which is scheduled for a January 2019 delivery, will be the keel laying ceremony in January.
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