New cutter suction dredgers have been delivered to customers in the US, Ghana, and Vietnam while a Malaysian port operator seeks to expand its maintenance fleet with the purchase of a water injection vessel.
Callan Marine welcomes large cutter suction dredger to fleet
US marine projects company Callan Marine recently welcomed the newbuild large cutter suction dredger (CSD) General Bradley to its fleet.
The CSD will immediately commence work at the Port Bolivar Ferry Landing for the Texas Department of Transportation.
At 341 feet (103 metres) in length and 54 feet (16.4 metres) wide, General Bradley will have a maximum digging depth of 60 feet (18.2 metres) and a dredge pipe diameter of 28 inches (711 millimetres). Constructed at Halimar Shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana, the diesel-electric driven CSD is equipped with three ABC 12DZC engines that supply 9,260 hp (6,905 kW) combined.
The dredger also features advanced production automation and monitoring systems.
Vietnam’s DACINCO takes delivery of Dutch-designed dredger
Vietnam-based DACINCO Investment Construction Company has taken delivery of a new CSD from Royal IHC of the Netherlands.
DACINCO 07 is undergoing commissioning works before embarking on its first project in Vietnam.
The CSD measures 58 metres long and is powered by a Caterpillar 3516C diesel engine. Dredging can be performed at depths of as much as 18 metres.
Ghanaian company acquires new dredgers
Ghanian company Dredge Masters (DML) has acquired new CSD built by Royal IHC.
The vessels can dredge at depths of 16 metres. Duties will include flood control, land reclamation, and dredging of dams, reservoirs, ports, and harbours.
The vessels were welcomed into service in a ceremony on Wednesday, May 25, with Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as guest of honour.
Malaysian port operator orders new water injection dredger
The Penang Port Authority of Malaysia has placed an order for a new water injection dredger to be built locally by the JICORE Group.
The vessel will be capable of dredging at depths of as much as 18.5 metres. Power for the dredging equipment will be provided by Cummins diesel engines.
The dredger’s equipment package will be designed, built, and installed by Motas Dredging Solutions. These include a complete jet-arm with adjustable nozzle beam-equipped replaceable nozzles, a gantry, sheave blocks, a swell compensator, a winch, jetwater pump sets, a main hydraulic power pack, and Class-approved butterfly valves.
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