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Adani Adds Two New Dredgers to Its Fleet

(Photo: Royal IHC)

India’s largest private multi-port operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) inaugurated two new 8,000m3 trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) on January 8. Both dredgers were built by Royal IHC in The Netherlands and recently arrived at Adani’s Hazira Port in Gujarat, India, after their maiden voyage through the Suez Canal. The vessels are the 11th and 12th dredgers supplied by Royal IHC to APSEZ and are among the largest in the Indian fleet of TSHDs. “[The new dredgers] will substantially increase our capacity for dredging.

Royal IHC Launches TSHD Newbuild

Royal IHC launched the new trailing suction hopper dredger DC Orisant on January 11 in the Netherlands (Photo: Royal IHC)

A new multipurpose 5,450m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) was officially named and launched during a ceremony on January 11 at Royal IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The dredger, named DC Orisant, is being built for a joint venture between Den Herder (Reimerswaal Dredging) and Group de Cloedt and is slated for delivery in mid-2018 for work in the dredging and offshore wind markets. “The DC Orisant is a TSHD with full system redundancy and can perform a wide range of projects.

Mercator Acquires Two Dredgers

Dredger Banwari Prem. Photo: Mercator Limited

Mercator Limited announced that it is expanding its dredging business by adding two more Dredgers to its fleet. Mercator,India's largest Marine and Energy group with businesses in Oil & Gas, Coal, Shipping and Dredging, has taken delivery of two European built dredgers; one is a Trailer Suction Hopper Dredger which would be one of the largest capacity dredgers in India and second a Bucket Ladder Dredger. Both these dredgers would be commissioned around first week of September this year.

Two Hoppers Ordered at Tianjin Shipyard

On the February 20, Jan De Nul Group has placed an order with Tianjin Xinhe Shipbuilding and Heavy Industry Co.Ltd. for the construction of two 3,400m³ hopper dredgers. Additionally, an option for a third identical hopper dredger has been agreed on. These dredgers are specifically designed for operation in shallow waters, and have a loaded draught of only 5m. and therefore eminently suitable for operation in confined areas. vessel of 32,000 ton capacity to lay stones up to a depth of 1,700m, four new generation backhoes called backactors and six splitbarges. portfolio also includes smaller units, enabling the Group to offer the most suitable dredger for every job. It further marks a new step in the continuing cooperation between the Xinhe Shipyard in Tianjin, China and Jan De Nul Group.

Weeks Marine Takes Delivery of Hopper Dredge Magdalen

Weeks’ new 350-foot hopper dredge, Magdalen, on her way to work (Photo: Weeks Marine)

Weeks Marine’s new self-propelled hopper dredge, Magdalen, was delivered by Eastern Shipbuilding on December 22 following sea trials and regulatory inspections. The newbuild is one of the two newest, and among the largest hopper dredges in the U.S., and will bring formidable pumping power to offload beach quality sand or other materials for land reclamation. On December 28, the new dredger sailed from Eastern's Allanton facility in Panama City, Fla. on her maiden voyage to the East Coast.

Dredger Conversion and Upgrade

Photo: Dredge Yard

Dredge Yard, a company specialized in dredging and mining components, equipment and technologies, shares insight  into the upgrading of equipment, modification of dredging system and conversion of existing vessels into dredgers. Upgrading existing dredger systems is quite practical as it offers reusability and functionality of the old dredger with low investment. Converting an existing vessel into dredger can help in increasing the capacity and capability of the dredging companies in much lesser time with a huge saving in investment.

Nigerian Customer Orders Ninth Damen Dredger

CSD500 assembled and ready for its first job (Photo courtesy of Damen)

A Nigerian customer has added its ninth Damen dredger to its fleet. The Cutter Suction Dredger type CSD500 was chosen due to the availability of Damen Field Services in Nigeria, the builder said, adding that the local presence was even more practical in view of the challenging assembly conditions. For Damen’s Service Hub Nigeria this job is one of the first successes. Damen Shipyards Group standardly has a spares-stock available in Nigeria for standard dredgers such as the CSD500. In addition, Damen field service engineers are continuously available locally.

Cutter Suction Dredge CSD500 from Damen

(Photo courtesy of Damen)

A Nigerian customer added its ninth Damen dredger to its fleet. The Cutter Suction Dredger type CSD500 was chosen due to the availability of Damen Field Services in Nigeria, the builder said, adding that the local presence was even more practical in view of the challenging assembly conditions. For Damen’s Service Hub Nigeria this job is one of the first successes. Damen Shipyards Group usually has a spares-stock available in Nigeria for standard dredgers such as the CSD500. In addition, Damen field service engineers are continuously available locally.

Three Keppel Dredgers for Jan De Nul

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M)'s wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) has secured contracts from Jan De Nul Group to build three Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). The TSHDs are worth about S$100 million in total. The first two dredgers are expected to be completed in 2H 2018 while construction of the third dredger will require a notice within six months from Jan De Nul to exercise the option for the dredger. To be built to Jan De Nul's design, the dredgers will be able to dredge to a maximum depth of 27.6m, and have a hopper capacity of 3,500 m3. The two dredgers will be built to the requirements of classification society, Bureau Veritas, in Keppel Nantong Shipyard, a subsidiary of Keppel O&M.

Van Oord's Dredger Named 'Artemis'

The vessel will be ready in the first half of 2013. The contract for the vessel’s design, construction and delivery was signed on 20 December 2010. The Artemis is a sister vessel to the Athena, which was delivered at the end of 2011. Since Van Oord took receipt of the Athena, it has deployed the large cutter suction dredger successfully on various projects. Construction of the two ships has been a major boost for the Dutch economy. Owner: Van Oord 
Shipyard: IHC Dredgers B.V. ‘Construction of the Artemis is in line with Van Oord’s strategy of operating in every single category of the dredging market,’ says Pieter van Oord, CEO.

Dredger Builder Delivers Workboats Too

Dredger Workboat: Photo credit IHC Beaver Dredgers

IHC Beaver Dredgers, known for standard cutter suction vessels, continues to deliver workboats to complement its dredgers. For example, the company has supplied another Delta Multi Craft (DMC) 1050 to support an IHC Beaver® 1200 for its operations in Nigeria. The workboat was supplied from stock to ensure a minimum lead time and it has now formed the perfect working partnership with the dredger. The versatile DMC 1050 will assist the dredger in its daily operations. These include pushing/pulling, buoy handling, and the ferrying of personnel and goods, such as fuel, oil and water.

Portuguese Dredger Sold

Dutch Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster NV bought fellow dredger Dragapor from the Portuguese government. The unit, which was put up for sale in December, will be merged with Boskalis' local subsidiary Sociedade Portuguesa de Dragagens Lda. No financial details of the deal were disclosed. Dragapor has about 20 employees and a fleet consisting of two dredgers, some barges, a cutter suction dredger, a hopper dredger and a lift barge. Boskalis, the world's largest dredger, said the acquisition would be of economic importance to its position in southern Europe and fitted its policy of home market positioning. Earlier this year, Boskalis launched a 643 million euro ($620 million) hostile bid for Dutch construction and dredging firm Hollandsche Beton Groep (HBG).

Damen Delivers 3 Dredges

Damen Shipyards delivers three Cutter Suction Dredgers to Azerbaijan. On 24 January 2012 Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards delivered three Cutter Suction Dredgers of its CSD 500 series to the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) in Azerbaijan. After delivery, President Ilham Aliyev and Minister of Emergency Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov examined the dredgers at the premises of the Yacht Club in Baku. Damen representatives briefed the President and his party on the functions and features of the CSD 500 and on the expanding production programme of the Damen Shipyards Group. MES ordered the three Damen dredgers to avoid repetition of the events that occurred as result of the Kura River bursting its banks in previous years.

Dredge Yard, Neptune Shipyards Introduce New Dredger

EURO-DREDGER 450 (Image: Dredge Yard)

Dredge Yard announced it has partnered with Netherlands-based Neptune Shipyards to develop the new cutter suction dredger, EURO DREDGER 450. The EURO-DREDGER 450 is the first of a series of cutter suction dredgers with a discharge pipe diameter of 450 mm. It will be complemented with 350, 500 and 650 versions in the near future. All dredgers will have an inboard dredge pump and a hydraulic driven cutter head and a wide range of options will be made available such as a spud carrier system, anchor booms, submerged dredge pump and dredge automation and control.

Damen Shipyards, Saudi Border Guard Strengthen Ties

Both CSD450s have been fitted out with optional anchor booms (Photo: Damen)

Saudi Border Guard has acquired two Damen Cutter Suction Dredgers (CSD 450) for harbor maintenance duties. As Damen has a full range of dredgers in stock, it could customize and ship two full option dredgers within a short time span. Being satisfied with quality and services the previous delivery of 6 patrol vessels in 2000, the client approached Damen for dredging equipment. What is more, Damen had the right dredgers on stock: two CSDs 450 with a maximum dredging depth of -12m and a mixture production of 3,000 m3/h.

Van Oord Orders Cutter Suction Dredger

Van Oord has ordered a new cutter suction dredger from Royal IHC. The vessel, to be named Biesbosch, is a modular IHC Beaver 65 DDSP built at the yard in Sliedrecht, and is scheduled for delivery April 1, 2016. Once delivered, Biesbosch, with a length of 64 meters and a width of more than 12 meters, will be deployed at the Zeetoegang IJmuiden project, part of the locks program of the Dutch Department of Public Works. The vessel is part of Van Oord’s strategy to invest in replacements for its fleet of cutter suction dredgers, the company said. Biesbosch will be Van Oord’s third new cutter suction dredger over a period of 12 months. This…

IHC Merwede Confirms Details of Van Oord Dredger Order

Dutch shipbuilder IHC Merwede has confirmed that Van Oord has commissioned the construction of a large self-propelled cutter suction dredger. The new vessel will be one of the largest cutter suction dredgers in the world, will be built at IHC Dredgers in Kinderdijk and will be delivered in the autumn of 2011. With a total installed power of some 24,000kW, the vessel will be equipped with two onboard dredge pumps and one submerged dredge pump on the cutter ladder. The maximum dredging depth will be 28m. The new cutter suction dredger will have a length overall of approximately 130m and beam of 27.8m, and will provide accommodation for 44.

Damen Delivers Modular Cutter Suction Dredger

Champagne and flowers for the godmother – while the rest of the firm checks out the dredger (left : Christina Verboon, right Harry Verboon, General Manager);

On June 1, the Cutter Suction Dredger Susanna II was handed over to its owner, Dutch dredging contractor Verboon Maasland. All members of the Verboon team were present with their families to celebrate the completion of the vessel and inspect the dredger: a renewed acquaintance. The Susanna II is the second stationary dredger for Verboon Maasland. The first one, Susanna, was also built by Damen Dredging – yet this was some 32 years ago. The new dismountable dredger is a copy of the first one – however with 21st century customized outfitting.

Damen Ships Modular Dredger to the Andes

Photo: Damen

Reservoirs are notoriously tricky to maintain: from the surrounding area plenty of sand and silt is brought in by the river and the material deposits at the dam. As reservoirs are usually rather deep, dredging can be quite a challenge. For the Tablachaca dam in Peru another challenge was added; the location high up in the Andes required a modular dredger due to transport restrictions. The DOP Dredger proved to be the perfect solution, according to its builder. The various components of the modular DOP Dredger are limited in size to ensure all could be transported by road.

Keppel to Build Additional Dredgers for Jan De Nul

Keppel Offshore & Marine's (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) has secured contracts from Codralux S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, to build two Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). The dredgers are valued at approximately $120 million, including owner-furnished equipment. Keppel Singmarine is currently building three dredgers for Jan De Nul Group, based on contracts that were secured in July 2016. The first of the two dredgers for this new order is expected to be completed in 2H 2019. Construction of the second dredger will require Codralux S.A to exercise the option within six months from now.

Alewijnse Marine Systems To Deliver Amcs/Imc And DP Systems

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.   Source: Alewijnse Marine Systems

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

Dredgers for the World

Photo courtesy of IHC Beaver Dredgers B.V.

To call IHC Merwede a global manufacturer of dredges would be an understatement. With decades of research and development behind them the Netherlands-based firm is a global presence in the manufacture of dredges. They are well known for their innovation and quality leadership in their market. Their dredges are to be seen working whereever there is a need to deepen water depths. The firm has over 3,000 employees worldwide including: The Netherlands, China, Croatia, France, Nigeria, Serbia, the Middle East, Indian, Singapore, South Africa, Slovakia, the UK and the United States.

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