Izar Gijon Delivers Two Massive Dredgers
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Last December Izar Gijón Shipyard delivered to Jan De Nul the suction dredgers named “Taccola” and “Francesco di Giorgio” ofwith 4.400m3 of capacity each. 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 5.000m3 and 8.500m3 of capacity.
Over the last two years, Izar has built dredgers of several sizes at its shipyards in Gijón and Sestao. The biggest ones, the “Kaishuu” and the “Juan Sebastian Elcano”, with a capacity of 16.000m3 each were built at Sestao Shipyard which also built the “Filippo de Brunelleschi”, and the “Francis Beaufort” with a capacity of 11.500 m3.
Six of the ships were for the Belgian owner Jan de Nul.
These are the main data of the twin “Taccola” and “Francesco di Giorgio”