Official launch of the ‘Kronshlot’ dredger

A 1,000m3 hold capacity dredger, ‘Kronshlot’ has been launched in Zavod Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

‘Kronshlot’ is one of a three-vessel order, the first of which, named ‘Sommers’, was launched on January 29, 2016.

All vessels in the series are equipped with a multifunctional submersible dredge pump to increase the range of applications.

The project was developed by Damen Shipyards, with construction carried out in at Zavod Krasnoye Sormovo’s shipyard.

The project was approved by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and meets the requirements of the regulatory and supervisory authorities of the Russian Federation.

The new dredger measures 61.4 metres long, has a breadth of 4.0 metres and a draught of 4.5 metres.