New Cutter Suction Dredger Launched by IHC Merwede

Press Release
Friday, March 01, 2013
IHC Beaver® 65 DDSP: Photo credit IHC Merwede

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.

The new vessel has been designed with a Directly Driven Submerged Pump (DDSP) mounted on the cutter ladder. This feature means that it is possible to dredge at high-mixture densities, as there will be no limitation on the vacuum – even at larger dredging depths.

By driving the DDSP directly with the prime mover – a diesel engine – energy losses are kept at a minimum, as the conversion to electric or hydraulic energy is not required. The patented pivoting gearbox is reliable, safe and free of maintenance.

The IHC Beaver® 65 DDSP can be set to work on inland waters and the sea. The latest innovations and technologies have been incorporated into the vessel, making it more reliable, efficient, easy to maintain and productive. After the launch event, the new dredger was towed into IHC Merwede's harbour in Sliedrecht, where it will be tested and prepared for shipment.

 

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

Shipbuilding

BHGI-designed ATB Unit Under Construction

Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) informs it is currently completing the detail design phase of a 399’ x 74’ x 30’ 80,000 BBL double hull oil tank barge and a 120’

Scorpio Bulkers Sells Three Newbuilds for $111m

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announced that it has entered into agreements to sell three newbuild dry bulk vessels, including two Capesize ships and an Ultramax ship, for

Horizon Delivers Second 80’ Towboat to FMT

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. announced the delivery of another 80’ Inland River Towboat, the M/V Chip Stiebing, to Florida Marine Transporters (FMT) of Mandeville, La.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.2555 sec (4 req/sec)