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12 Feb 2024

Damen Delivers Newbuild Dredger to Indonesian Customer

Damen Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 600 (Credit: Damen)

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has delivered the first-of-its-series Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 600 to an Indonesian customer, PT. Dua Samudera Perkasa.The vessel was sold immediately after completion at the Damen Dredging Equipment yard. It form part of a complete dredging package, which includes ship transportation, training of the crew on location as well as dredge spares to facilitate maintenance duties.The CSD600, which is being shipped as deck cargo at present, is a brand-new type of dismountable dredger…

10 Jan 2024

MAN’s Most Powerful Medium-Speed Engine Chosen for TSHD

Source: MAN Energy Solutions

MAN Energy Solutions has won the contract from Royal Boskalis to supply 3 × MAN 49/60 engines for a 31,000 m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD).Each engine will come accompanied by an exhaust-gas after-treatment system, namely an MAN Low-Pressure Selective Catalytic Reduction (LP-SCR) system, that ensures IMO Tier III compliance. The newbuilding will be built at Dutch shipbuilding company, Royal IHC, at its Krimpen aan den IJssel yard and is expected to enter service in mid-2026.The TSHD will be diesel-electric powered with two Azipods to allow vessel operation even at shallow draught.

31 May 2023

Van Oord Takes Delivery of Third Dual-fuel LNG Dredger

Source: Seatrium

Van Oord Ship Management has taken delivery of its third dual-fuel trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), from Seatrium in Singapore.The delivery of Vox Alexia, the final unit of a series of three dual-fuel LNG-powered dredgers, follows the first and second dredger newbuilds Vox Ariane and Vox Apolonia delivered in April and December 2022 respectively.Vox Alexia is IMO Tier III compliant, built to Bureau Veritas (BV) class and has a hopper capacity of 10,500m3. Certified with the BV Green Passport and Clean Ship notations…

06 Dec 2022

Merco Vial Orders Cutter Suction Dredger from Damen


Argentinian contractor Merco Vial S.A. has ordered a Damen CSD650 cutter suction dredger. Damen, a Dutch shipbuilder, said Tuesday that the the delivery of the dredger included the supply of a matching booster station.The cutter suction dredger CSD650 is a customized stock vessel, tailored to Merco Vial’s requirements, and Damen said the vessel would be delivered "shortly."According to Damen, the CSD650 is a dismountable dredger with a cutter power of 700 kW and a maximum dredging depth of -18 meters."The overall length exceeds 61 m…

28 Jul 2022

MAN PrimeServ Inks Deal for Dredger Samuel de Champlain

MAN 35 44DF engine. Image courtesty MAN PrimeServ

MAN PrimeServ, the after-sales service brand of MAN Energy Solutions, signed a long-term service agreement (LTSA) with GIE Dragages-Ports, which includes inspection kits and preventative maintenance services as well as remote assistance (PrimeServ Assist) and engine-fluid analysis (PrimeServ LAB).The Samuel de Champlain dredger (117 m, 8,500 cu. m.) belongs to GIE Dragages-Ports, headquartered in Rouen, and is fitted out and operated by the Grand Port Maritime de Nantes Saint-Nazaire (Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port).Three years ago…

07 Jul 2022

Van Oord Orders Two Water Injection Dredgers

Contract signing - Credit: Van Oord

Dutch shipbuilder Kooiman Marine Group said it has secured a contract from Dutch dredging and marine services firm Van Oord to build two Water Injection Dredgers (WID) for delivery scheduled in the first half of 2024.The order follows the previous deliveries of the WIDs Maas and the Mersey delivered in mid-2021."The new vessels will have the same specifications, supplemented by innovative optimizations. The first of the two vessels will be commissioned in the first half of 2024…

03 May 2022

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock's 1Q Profit, Revenue Rise

File Photo - Credit:Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation reported a first-quarter net income of 11.1 million in the first quarter of 2022 an increase compared to first-quarter 2021 income of $8.8 million.Revenue for the quarter was $194.3 million, an increase of $16.7 million from the first quarter of 2021. The higher revenue in the first quarter of 2022 was due to higher domestic capital and coastal protection revenue, offset partially by a decrease in revenue from maintenance dredging, rivers and lakes…

15 Dec 2021

Royal IHC Delivers Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger to Mexico's SEMAR

Credit: Royal IHC

Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC has delivered a trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) to SEMAR (Secretaria de Marina) at the Port of Veracruz in Mexico. The Bahia San Carlos dredger, of the n Easydredge 2700 type, was built from stock at the Krimpen aan de IJssel and Kinderdijk shipyards in the Netherlands. Being built from the stock program allowed Royal IHC to comply with SEMAR’s request for an ultra-short delivery time, the Dutch company said.Following successful sea trials in the North Sea in October…

21 Jul 2021

Dutch Dredging Giants to Deepen Approach Channel to UK Harbor. Deal Valued at $165M

Credit: Van Oord

Dutch marine and offshore contractor Van Oord has, together with its compatriot Boskalis, secured a contract for deepening of the approach channel and inner harbor at the Harwich Haven in the UK,  allowing access to large container ships.The contract valued around 140 million euros ($165 million) and split 50/50 between Van Oord and Boskalis has been awarded by Harwich Haven Authority. The project entails the deepening of the approach channel and inner harbor from minus 14.5 to…

16 Jul 2021

Paraguay: T&C Orders Damen Cutter Suction Dredger

Credit: Damen

Paraguayan firm Ingeniería de Topografía y Caminos S.A. (T&C) has ordered a customised Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 500 from the Dutch shipbuilder Damen.T&C will use the dredger to transform the southern riverbank of the capital Asunción, in the Costanera Sur project. "The modular dredger will sharply increase sand production, required to meet the ambitious projects deadlines," Damen said.According to Damen, parts of the city have flooded annually for decades due to their proximity to the river.

27 May 2021

I am Spartacus! - DEME Names Mega Cutter Suction Dredger

Credit: DEME

Belgium-based offshore and dredging services firm DEME last Friday held a naming ceremony for the "mega" cutter suction dredger Spartacus,"  for which it says is the most powerful cutter suction dredger in the world."...a vessel like ‘Spartacus’ has never been seen before in the industry. With a total installed power of 44,180 kW, its production rates and ability to cut hard soil are unrivaled," DEME said.Annik Penders, the wife of the Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo…

23 Mar 2021

Van Oord Inks Service Agreement with ABB Turbocharging

ABB Turbocharging will provide maintenance support and optimisation across Van Oord’s dredger fleet (copyright Van Oord)

Dutch dredging company Van Oord signed a three-year agreement with ABB Turbocharging to provide fleetwide maintenance and optimization services. The agreement comes as two Van Oord vessels receive the first turbocharger upgrades of their kind in the dredger sector, an upgrade at saving fuel and carbon emissions over the next decade.The service agreement, which marks more than 30 years of cooperation between Van Oord and ABB Turbocharging, is designed to help the owner minimize lifecycle costs and improve emissions across its fleet.

20 Jan 2021

Belgium: In a First, Dredging Work in Flanders Powered by LNG

Credit: DEME

Belgium-based marine contractor DEME, on Wednesday, announced "a first" in Flanders, a region in the northern part of Belgium.Namely, its dual fuel trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ‘Scheldt River’ is currently carrying out maintenance dredging work on the Scheldt river and during this work, the vessel is operating on LNG.In another milestone, DEME said that the ‘Scheldt River’ last week became the first dredger to be bunkered with LNG in the Port of Antwerp, near the Kallo lock.

16 Dec 2020

DREDGING: Royal IHC, Arab Potash Launch CSD Alyarmouk

Photo: Royal IHC

Arab Potash Company's (APC) newest cutter suction dredger (CSD) was launched at Royal IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen a/d IJssel, The Netherlands, on Wednesday. APC will use Alyarmouk at its site in Jordan, where it will cut and remove crystallized salt under harsh conditions.The custom-built vessel is a 3,557-kilowatt CSD and a further developed copy of the dredger Jarash, which IHC delivered to APC in 2018.Alyarmouk is the last of three contracts signed between APC and IHC earlier this year.

16 Dec 2020

Keppel Delivers Fifth Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger to Jan De Nul

Ortelius - Credit: Keppel

Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered another Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) to Jan De Nul Group.Named Ortelius, the 6000m3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger, is the fifth dredger that Keppel O&M has delivered to Jan De Nul Group, following the delivery of three 3500m3 TSHDs and one 6000m3 TSHD last year. According to the shipbuilder, all five dredgers are Ultra-Low Emission vessels (ULEv) and the world's first European Union (EU) Stage Vdredgers.Ortelius is fitted with a two-stage filtering technique for exhaust gases.

15 Dec 2020

The Philippines: Boskalis Nets Largest Deal in Its History

Dutch marine and dredging giant Boskalis has won a contract for the land development design and construction of the Manila International Airport (MIA) in the Philippines, in what the company said Tuesday was its largest contract ever.The contract was awarded by San Miguel Aerocity Inc (SMAI), a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation (SMC), one of the largest companies in the Philippines. SMAI is the concession holder of MIA, which is a greenfield development aimed at serving the growing air traffic demands in the Greater Capital Region of Manila and will complement the air traffic operations at the existing and congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

27 Nov 2020

DEME Bags Its Largest Ever Dredging Deal

Credit: DEME

The Belgian dredging and offshore installation firm DEME said Friday it had secured its largest ever dredging and land reclamation contract.The contract is for work for the Abu Qir port project in Egypt. The project will see the deployment of DEME’s giant new cutter suction dredger ‘Spartacus’.While it said the contract was a "large" one, and its largest ever in the dredging and reclamation space, DEME did not provide the exact figure. However, it did say that a “large” contract…

13 Oct 2020

ABS to Class U.S. Largest Hopper Dredge

Image credit:  Manson Construction

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will class the Frederick Paup, the largest self-propelled U.S. Hopper Dredge ever ordered.As previously reported, the giant hopper dredge was ordered by Manson Construction last month from Keppel AmFELS to build the hopper dredge.The 420-foot-long dredge, which will be U.S. flagged, will be built in Brownsville, Texas. It is expected to be fully operational by 2023.Arinjit Roy, ABS Vice President, North America Regional Business Development said: "ABS is highly experienced at supporting delivery of both Jones Act vessels and complex…

24 Apr 2020

Weeks Marine Orders New Dredger at Eastern

The new dredge RB Weeks will be a sister ship to the Eastern-built TSHD Magdalen (pictured), which entered service for Weeks Marine in 2018 (Photo: Weeks Marine)

Dredging contractor Weeks Marine has ordered a new trailer suction hopper dredger from Eastern Shipbuilding Group, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2023.The new dredge, RB Weeks, to be constructed at Eastern's Allanton shipyard in Panama City, Fla. will be a sister ship to the Eastern-built twin screw TSHD Magdalen placed into service in 2018. The RB Weeks is named after the co-founder of the company and the husband of Magdalen Weeks.The shipbuilding order, signed on April 16, 2020, adds to billions of dollars in capital investments made recently by the U.S.

19 May 2020

Damen Equipment for Korea's Oil Spill Recovery/Dredging Vessel

Image Credit: Damen

Dutch Damen Shipyards Group has signed a deal with Korean yard Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) to deliver components for an oil recovery/dredging vessel. Under the deal, Damen will deliver all equipment for oil recovery operations as well as a complete dredging installation. The 5,000 tons, 4,100 m3 vessel multi-purpose vessel will primarily act as an oil recovery vessel, and will undertake work as a hopper dredger when not tending to emergencies.The equipment package comprises the dredging gear, the oil sweeping gear, and the electric and hydraulic system.