Largest Dredger Ever Built in E. Canada Christened

Press Release
Friday, August 24, 2012
Dredger 'Ocean Traverse Nord': Photo credit Ocean Industries

Recent christening at Ocean Industries Shipyard of the largest dredge ever built in Eastern Canada, the 'Ocean Traverse Nord'.

The Ocean Traverse Nord  was built this past year at Ocean Industries shipyard at Isle-aux- Coudres. A  25-million-dollar shipbuilding project, the largest ever in Eastern Canada and Ocean's first dredge, created over fifty new jobs at the shipyard while generating major direct and indirect economic benefits for the Québec City region and especially for Charlevoix.

The christening ceremony was held in the presence of President Gordon Bain, First Vice- President and General Manager Jacques Tanguay, and the shipyard's General Manager Manon Lavoie, who is also the vessel's godmother.

The 64-metre dredge, equipped with the latest technology, can dredge up to 30 metres deep with a 5,500 m3hourly pumping capacity. It is powered by two Z-Drive omnidirectional propellers and two 1,000-HP motors.

Tribute was paid by Gordon Bain to a productive partnership of technology transfer with Damen Dredging Equipment and a remarkable collaboration with the Spanish architectural firm, Faustino Carceller, S.L. in the building of the dredger.


 

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Zamakona Yards' Commitment to Well-being

Recently employees of Zamakona Yards participated in a training course for maintaining Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). The theoretical practice focused on working at heights,

Ferus Smit to Launch Newbuild Bulker

Ferus Smit will launch newbuild bulk carrier Arklow Breeze on Friday, March 20 at Westerbroek.   Arklow Breeze is the sixth and last vessel of a series to be

Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid Tug Delivered to Multraship

Multraship took delivery of a Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tug vessel, built at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, in Romania. The delivery is part of Multraship’s fleet expansion program,

Dredging

Dredging Project to Protect Virginia Shoreline

Outer Continental Shelf sand will protect infrastructure, restore dunes and habitat   The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Naval Air Station Oceana at Dam Neck,

Van Oord, Falck Ink Safety Training Deal

Van Oord has signed a two year contract with Falck Safety Services for the provision of safety training.   Van Oord, a contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects,

Dutch Chief Mate Sentenced for Fatal Collision

Gerardus Chapel, the chief mate at the helm of the dredger that collided with a sailing yacht at the entrance to the River Orwell in Suffolk last summer, has received a six-month sentence.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4294 sec (2 req/sec)