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Trailer Launched at IHC Holland Merwede

On April 28, the trailing suction hopper dredger Marieke, built for the Belgian contractor Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering (DEME) took place at IHC Holland Merwede in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. IHC Holland Dredgers BV and DEME signed the contract for the construction of Marieke in 2005. The construction of the vessel was subcontracted to IHC Holland Beaver Dredgers BV, and the keel was laid down in September 2005. Marieke was designed for working in shallow or deep water, on maintenance jobs, beach replensihment, and land reclamation projects. Source: Dredging News


Alewijnse Marine Systems To Deliver Amcs/Imc And DP Systems

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Alewijnse Marine Systems has signed a contract for the delivery and installation of the alarm monitoring control system, integrated dredging control system and dynamic positioning system onboard two new, 14000m³ dredgers to be constructed at Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia for the Jan De Nul Group.  The two trailing suction hopper dredgers will have an LOA of 148m and a hopper capacity of 14,000m³, and will add to the Jan De Nul Group's existing fleet of 26 hopper dredgers.


VOSTA Package for New Manson Dredge

Seattle-based Manson Construction Co ordered a dredge component package with VOSTA Inc. for the 9200 m2 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge they are building at Alabama Shipyards. At present the dredge is under construction and will be delivered according to planning in October 2005. Via VOSTA LMG USA distributor Hagler Systems, VOSTA Inc will deliver 3 x 38 inch universal dragheads for optimal dredging results, the jet system into the hopper for mixture fluidization and a VOSTA LMG MK3-28


Boskalis Expands Fleet With The Coastway

Coastway, a new 4,900 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger for Westminster Dredging Company of Fareham, will be launched today at the Merwede Shipyard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. Mrs. J.M. van Gelder-Wolff, wife of R. van Gelder, chairman of the board of Management of Royal Boskalis Westminster nv, will perform the inauguration and launch of the Coastway. The Coastway, with its shallow draught and large loading capacity, has been designed to carry out on and foreshore beach replenishment


Mumbai Dredging Contract for Boskalis

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Boskalis wins EUR 175-million port dredging contract in Mumbai, India. Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) is contracted by port operator Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for deepening and widening the port and access channel of JNPT in Mumbai, India. The dredging work will commence in September 2012 and is expected to take two years to complete. The port expansion project requires the deepening and widening of the 33


UK Shipyard Wins Long-term Dredger Drydock Contract

Photo courtesy of A&P Shipyards

A&P Tees, part of A&P North East, has won an exclusive contract from UK dredge contractor CEMEX UK Marine, part of the CEMEX UK Group, for the drydocking of the company’s three trailing suction hopper dredgers over a five-year period. Due to the severity of the work undertaken by dredgers, it is expected that each vessel will be drydocked on a regular basis. The first vessel, the 5,022 m3 Sand Falcon already visited the shipyard during March/April this year, and the 2


MHI Receives Dredger Order

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for a large size dredge from the Suez Canal Authority of Egypt and has signed the contract recently. The vessel, which will be the largest dredger ever built in Japan with a hopper capacity, will be built at the Kobe Shipyard and Machinery Works of MHI and is slated for the delivery in June, 2004. To date, MHI has delivered six dredgers to the Suez Canal Authority


Investment in Design: Integrity in a New Era

By David Tinsley, technical editor As the first containerships officially credited with capacities topping 8,000-TEU, the series of newbuilds ordered at the start of the year by Vancouver-based Seaspan for long-term charter to China Shipping Group embodies a design, which has been the subject of the most thorough structural analysis. The boxship sector has always been characterized by a propensity for driving developments to the limits of technical possibility


Boskalis Orders Mega-Cutter Dredger

A large dredger: Photo Wiki CCL

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has ordered a new self-propelled megacutter from IHC Merwede. This self-propelled cutter suction dredger, with a total installed power of 23,700 kW and a pump ashore capacity of 15,600 kW, is a replacement investment. The total investment amounts to around EUR 170 million and construction of the vessel is expected to take more than three years. Boskalis explain that a cutter suction dredger is a vessel that dredges while being held into


New dredging contract for Van Oord in Indonesia

 Van Oord has been awarded a contract for dredging and maintenance work for the western access channel to the port of Surabaya    in Indonesia. The client is Indonesian port company PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero). The contract is worth over EUR 50    million. Project execution will start in May 2014 and will last 10 months, followed by a two-year maintenance period.  Surabaya  


IHC Merwede Wins Dredging and Offshore Orders

Photo: IHC Merwede

IHC Merwede has secured orders worth €350 million for a wide range of dredging and offshore vessels and equipment. The company’s Dredging division has confirmed new contracts for the delivery of a large custom-built trailing suction hopper dredger


Netherlands Shipyard to Build Ship for China

China order suction dredger: Image credit IHC Merwede

IHC Merwede says it has been successful in securing orders worth € 350 million for a wide range of dredging and offshore vessels and equipment, including a large trailing suction dredger for a Chinese customer. News of the orders as follows:


Two Management Changes at Ellicott Dredge

Rob Schettle (left) and Gert de Vries

Ellicott Dredge Enterprises announced two personnel changes to its senior management team. Gert de Vries has joined as Senior Director of Engineering, in which capacity he will be supporting the engineering departments of all of Ellicott's brands, principally Ellicott and Rohr-Idreco


Eastern Shipbuilding Get GLDD Dredger/Tug ATB Contract

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Eastern Shipbuilding inform that Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD) has placed orders for construction of a 433’ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge Barge and a 158’-4” 15,600 BHP, CPP Tug. Named the GLDD302 (ESG Hull 252)


BAE Systems Lays Keel for Jackson Offshore PSV

Lee Jackson Inscribes Keel Plate: Photo credit BAE

BAE Systems holds a keel laying ceremony for the first of 4 platform supply vessels for Jackson Offshore Operators. The new vessels, which will support drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, reflect BAE SystemsÂ’ continued growth in U.S


IHC Merwede Delivers Dredger to Shanghai

Chang Jiang Kou 02: Photo courtesy of IHC Merwede

IHC Merwede has delivered the dredger 'CHANG JIANG KOU 02' to Yangtze Estuary Waterway Administration Bureau (YEWAB) in Shanghai. IHC Merwede’s contract with YEWAB included the design, construction and delivery of two identical vessels: the CHANG JIANG KOU 02


Croatia Shipyard Delivers Powerful Dredger

Bartolomeu Dias: Photo credit Uljanik Shipyard

Uljanik Shipyard delivers the 26,000 dwt trailing suction hopper dredger 'Bartolomeu Dias' to Luxembourg's Jan De Nul S.A. This is the second such dredger constructed at the yard, with a LOA of 147.6 m and breadth of 30 m. The ship and the working equipment aboard Bartolomeu are powered by two


Hooghly River Dredger Launched at IHC Merewede

DCI Dredge XXl launch: Photo credit IHC Merwede

IHC Merwede name and launch the 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger, DCI DREDGE XXI, for the Dredging Corporation of India Ltd (DCI)  at the shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. The ceremony was performed by Mrs R Mohanty


Boskalis Awarded Big Russian Dredging Contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a contract by CJSC Baltstroy for the dredging and construction of the Bronka Port shipping channel in St Petersburg, Russian Federation. The total value of the contract amounts to approximately EUR 130 million.


Cutter Suction Dredger Launched in Singapore

Cassiopeia V

On Monday, October 7, Cutter Suction Dredger Cassiopeia V was launched by ASL shipyard in Singapore for Penta-Ocean Construction Co. Ltd from Japan. VOSTA LMG is responsible for delivery of the engineering and the dredging equipment. The Cassiopeia V is a self propelled Cutter Suction


Ocean Dredging Wins Mexican Contract

Photo: Ocean Dredging DSM Ocean inc.

Ocean Dredging DSM Ocean inc., an Ocean sister company, will carry out a harbor dredging contract with its Mexican partner Dragados del Golfo, in Paraiso, a town located in the state of Tabasco in Mexico. The dredging of the port of Dos Bocas is a unique opportunity for Ocean and a first in Mexico


Bureau Veritas Boosts Dutch Maritime Innovation

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International classification society Bureau Veritas said it is boosting innovation and sustainability in partnership with Dutch owners, builders and designers. Jan Smit, Senior Vice President and head of the North Europe & North America Zone of BV’s Marine & Offshore Division, said


Significant UK Dredging Project for Boskalis

Port of Southampton: Photo credit AB Parking

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been contracted by Associated British Ports for the capital dredging of the approach channel to the port of Southampton in the United Kingdom. The contract has a value of approximately EUR 35 million and work is due to commence shortly.


Huge Sea Defence Contract for Boskalis-Van Oord J/V

Contract area: Photo  courtesy of  High Water Protection Program

The contract , to be signed shortly, with a value of approximately EUR 140 million comprises the construction and maintenance of a new sandy coastline for 20 years. The project is part of the second national High Water Protection Program.


PRONAUTAS Installs Transas Dual ECDIS on Jan De Nul Vessels

Photo: Jan De Nul Group

PRONAUTAS and Jan De Nul Group have announced a new partnership to roll out an ECDIS implementation program on board Jan De Nul vessels. PRONAUTAS will deliver and install Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS in Premium configuration with radar overlay.


 
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