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.


 

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