Damen Shipyards delivers three Cutter Suction Dredgers to Azerbaijan. On 24 January 2012 Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards delivered three Cutter Suction Dredgers of its CSD 500 series to the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) in Azerbaijan. After delivery, President Ilham Aliyev and Minister of Emergency Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov examined the dredgers at the premises of the Yacht Club in Baku. Damen representatives briefed the President and his party on the functions and features of the CSD 500 and on the expanding production programme of the Damen Shipyards Group. Kura River MES ordered the three Damen dredgers to avoid repetition of the events that occurred as result of the Kura River bursting its banks in previous years. The CSDs will be used to clean-up, deepen and maintain the Kura River water system. The three vessels come from a successful and long-standing series of cutter suction dredgers designed according to the Damen principles of standardization and continuous research & development. CSD 500 The dredgers can work up to a maximum dredging depth of 14m and are able to pump 4.000 m3/h of water/soil mixture per hour. They are outfitted with a large number of options to enhance dredging efficiency, safety and comfortable working conditions for the vessel’s crew. Amongst them are day and night accommodations, anchor booms and spud carriage pontoons
IHC Merwede to showcase its dredging, wet mining, and special purpose ships at forthcoming SMM 2012, Hamburg, Expo. A number of impressive scale models will demonstrate the wide range of innovative vessels engineered and manufactured by IHC Merwede. Vessels such as the custom-built trailing suction hopper dredger CONGO RIVER; the self-propelled cutter suction dredger ATHENA; the pipelaying vessel SEVEN PACIFIC; and the well intervention vessel WELL ENHANCER.
SENER has been hired by Murueta Shipyard for the creation of a global finite elements model of two sectional dredgers of 1,500 m3 and 2,600 m3, and with shipyard number 293 and 294 respectively and both technologically advanced and innovative. SENER will also develop the basic engineering of the central body for the nº 294, with the close collaboration of the design office of Astilleros Murueta. The study to be undertaken by SENER is the dredgers structural analysis in
The Oceangoing vessels division of Van der Velden Marine Systems has delivered the largest in-house designed BARKE rudders in its history. The two flap-type rudders have been installed onboard the 30,000 m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Congo River. Built for the DEME Group, the trailing suction hopper dredger was launched on 21 January at the IHC Merwede shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel (NL). Designed by the Product Design Department of Van der Velden Barkemeyer GmbH
Proceeding 19 months of construction time, the suction dredger Vasco de Gama - with a hold of 33,000 cu. m. — was launched at the Thyssen Nordseewerke construction yard on November 5, 1999. Owned by the Jan de Nul Group, the dredger, which is the largest in the world, will be utilized for international land reclamation projects. Krupp Fordertechnik GmbH supplied the dredging systems and components. Before being passed over to its owner during 2000
Imtech N.V., a technical service provider in Europe, has been commissioned by the Jan De Nul Groep and the wharf Schelde Marine Bouw to automate a number of dredgers and naval vessels. The Imtech Marine & Offshore division acquired the orders, worth a total of $15 million. Commissioned by the Jan De Nul Groep, Imtech is responsible for the on-board integrated dredging automation and instrumentation, navigation and communications for two 11,300 m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers
IHC Merwede is pleased to announce that it has recently secured orders for advanced vessels and equipment in its core markets of dredging and offshore to the value of €200million. The latest agreements confirmed by IHC Merwede include: a new pipelaying vessel for Subsea 7; a trailing suction hopper dredger for Weeks Marine Inc. (USA); an environmentally friendly deepwater dredger for Zheijang Dredging (China); and a 5
For the half year period ended 30th September, 2011, Mercator Lines Ltd. registered 25% growth in Total Income which stood at Rs.1584 crores (Rs.1268 crores). The Consolidated Net Profit for the period stood at Rs.21.41 crores (Rs.113.22 crores). During the period, the Coal Division contributed 58% revenue while Dry Bulk contributed 22%; Tanker 10%; Dredging 5% and Offshore Division 5%. The coal volumes are expected to further improve in the coming quarters
Dutch-registered dredger, Seaway (12962 gross tons) crashed into an oil pipeline at a berth near Singapore, on Pulau Bukom on May 6. There was no other vessel alongside the berth at the time of incident and no report of any injuries. Shell reported that there was substantial damage to its Berth No. 8, and some oil leaked into the sea from the berth pipeline, which was immediately cleaned up by anti-pollution craft deployed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Shell
Last December Izar Gijón Shipyard delivered to Jan De Nul the suction dredgers named Taccola and Francesco di Giorgio each of which boasts a 4,400 cu. m. capacity. With a total of eight dredgers delivered in two years, Izar consolidates its position in the construction of these technologically sophisticated ships. Gijón has recently delivered two other dredges for the fFrench company Dragages Ports, of with 5,000 cu. m. and 8,500 cu. m. of capacity.
IHC Merwede delivered the Alberto Alemán Zubieta to Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP) in Panama City. The formalities were handled by ACP’s Contracting Officer, Mrs. Regina Donelson, after a successful trial period of 30 continuous days on the Panama Canal.
Goltens, the US based global engine repair and retrofit expert, overhauls 3 engines from the 'Leonardo Da Vinci', owned by the Jan De Nul Group. The dredger, which has over 20,000 KW installed diesel power, required a full overhaul and reconditioning of its three main engines
For enhancing the draft in ports or undertaking major dredging projects, India still relies on foreign dredging giants, a situation not likely to change unless the government comes out with a policy encouraging investment in the dredging industry.
MAN Diesel & Turbo makes the 500th sale of its 48/60 medium-speed engine to Huta Marine of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia who ordered a pair for its new dredger. The milestone was reached with the order of two common-rail variants of the engine by Huta Marine of Jeddah
Following the launch of the IHC Beaver 65 DDSP in February, the first vessel has been sold to Advanced Construction Company, a member of the Al Geithy Group, based in Saudi Arabia. Testing was successful completed at IHC Merwede’s shipyard in Sliedrecht, The Netherlands
The European consortium for Short Sea Shipping (SSS) chooses 8 ships to provide an insight into feasibility of LNG as a bunker fuel. The selection of ships took place in close co-operation between the SSS consortium partners. Both new designs
Spain's La Naval shipyard has delivered a fallpipe and mining vessel to Jan de Nul for work mainly in the offshore market. Joseph Plateau, is a sister vessel to the earlier constructed Simon Stevin, for the Dutch dredging and marine company Jan de Nul.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) contracted by Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Cuxhaven to maintain 110-km of the River Elbe fairway. The contract is for a period of three years and has a value of approximately EUR 75 million and the dredging operations are to commence in May 2013.
Jan De Nul Group announce important contracts in Indonesia, Russia and Australia, and new giant dredger due soon from builders. In Indonesia an offshore island will be reclaimed. These works are a part of a large scale reclamation development north of Jakarta
FKAB has secured a contract for the design of a 2,400m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD). The concept design was developed by the Ministry of Transportation and Communication’s Kaoshing Harbor bureau, which will own and operate the vessels
A relatively new technique for dredging is slowly growing in popularity: Water Injection Dredging (WID). Water Injection Dredging is not the answer to every dredging project – but it is gaining favor as an up-and-coming low-cost, low-impact method
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) wins dredging contracts with a combined contract value of approximately EUR 70 million. In Melbourne, Australia, Boskalis has been awarded the dredging contract for maintenance dredging. The contract was awarded by the Port of Melbourne Corporation and
IHC Merwede has launched the first IHC Beaver® 65 DDSP at the company's Sliedrecht shipyard in The Netherlands. The successor to the highly successful IHC Beaver® 6518 is part of the renowned IHC Beaver® series of standard cutter suction dredgers.
IHC Beaver Dredgers, known for standard cutter suction vessels, continues to deliver workboats to complement its dredgers. For example, the company has supplied another Delta Multi Craft (DMC) 1050 to support an IHC Beaver® 1200 for its operations in Nigeria
The Port of Rotterdam has dredged the Maasgeul channel to enable large-sized in-bound & out-bound vessels to pass. Large container ships can now pass each other when entering and leaving the port of Rotterdam. The Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management recently widened