Netherlands-based Thecla Bodewes Shipyards launched a new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) into the water on Friday, January 24.
Named Anchorage, the dredger has been built especially for extracting sand and gravel at sea, with a capacity of 3,000 cubic metres per hour. It will have a length of 105.9 metres, a beam of 15.85 metres, a draught of 6.94 metres, and accommodations for a crew of 14 once completed.
The hull was constructed at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards subsidiary Barkmeijer Shipyards and was towed to Harlingen in April 2019 for completion.
Anchorage will be completed and commissioned in the coming months, ready to join the fleet of Dutch operator De Hoop Terneuzen before the summer of 2020.
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