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Van Oord's Dredger Named 'Artemis'

Van Oord's second large self-propelled cutter suction dredger, was named 'Artemis' & launched at the IHC Merwede shipyard in Kinderdijk, Holland 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. 
 Main features
Name: Artemis
 Type: Self-propelled cutter suction dredger 
Owner: Van Oord 
Shipyard: IHC Dredgers B.V. 
Length: 131.5 m
Breadth: 27.80 m
 Total power installed: 24,650 kW
 Diameter of discharge pipe: 1,000 mm
 Maximum dredging depth (50°): 25.8 m
Maximum dredging depth (60°): 32.4 m
 ‘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. ‘By investing in two self-propelled cutter suction dredgers and two mammoth backhoe dredgers, Van Oord can take on any dredging project in hard soil.’



Cutter Suction Dredge Designed to Withstand Siberian Weather

A Russian customer placed an order for a CSD350 Cutter Suction Dredge with VOSTA LMG. This cutter suction dredge will be one with special requirements, as it is due to operate in Siberia with weather conditions up to minus 40º Celsius. Special attention went out to the extreme operating (-15OC) and winterizing conditions (-40OC). Engines, hydraulic system, suction pipeline, discharge pipeline, pump assembly, the heating systems


EDC orders Dredger from IHC Holland

Reports indicate that Emirates Dredging Company (EDC) has signed an agreement with IHC Holland (IHC) to build a cutter suction dredger and a booster station. The dredger is due to be delivered in 2007 and will have 1,100kW on the cutter. The booster station has 1,825kW on the pump.


Powerful Dredger Named in Rotterdam

A state of the art, self-propelled cutter suction dredger, 'Ambiorix' named at the IHC Merwede shipyared in The Netherlands The Ambiorix is one of the most powerful and advanced cutter suction dredgers in the world and was built for the DEME Group at the IHC Merwede shipyard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands. The new dredger is able to dredge to a water depth of 35 meters and can work heavy soil and hard rock


State-of-the-Art Dredger Launched

Photo: IHC Merwede

AL BAHAR C/D HUTA 12 named, launched at IHC Merwede IHC Merwede named and launched the 23,545 kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger ‘AL BAHAR’ C/D HUTA 12 in a ceremony on March 8, 2014 at the company’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. It is building the innovative vessel for Huta Marine Works, which is based in Saudi Arabia. The ceremony was performed by Sylvia Wuebbens, the daughter of M. Wuebbens, the Managing Director of Huta Marine Works.


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


Panama Canal Deepening Project Ahead of Schedule

Panama Canal Authority project to deepen the navigational channel in Gatun Lake is 40 percent complete - ahead of schedule and within budget. The project's goal is to deepen the channel in the Lake, the large, man-made body of water that all ships navigate when transiting the Canal. Among the many benefits, when complete, the deepening will provide an additional meter of water storage, a 45 percent increase. This would minimize future draft restrictions


Panamanian Dredging Kickoff

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Manning the controls of a large cutter suction dredge, Panamanian President Martín Torrijos kicked off the Pacific sea entrance dredging work for the waterway’s expansion on Nov. 17. He was accompanied by First Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Samuel Lewis Navarro, Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Board Chair and Minister of Canal Affairs Dani Kuzniecky and ACP Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta.


Focus on Innovation for IHC Merwede at Europort 2011

As a global market leader in dredging and mining vessels and equipment, and a reliable supplier of custom-built ships and supplies for offshore construction, IHC Merwede will be among the leading exhibitors at the Europort 2011 exhibition and CEDA Dredging Days technical forum in The Netherlands. The Europort event is one of the world’s largest maritime exhibitions and will take place in the heart of the Port of Rotterdam on 8-11 November


Cutterhead Shaft Bearings Last 9 Years on Dredger

Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings prior to installation on the D’Artagnan owned by DEME

Water lubricated Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have performed well for nine years on one of the largest cutter suction dredgers in the world–Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering N.V. (DEME)’s D'Artagnan (28,200 kW total installed power). The vessel had a major dry docking at Drydocks World-Dubai in February 2014 where the shaft was removed, and bearings and shaft inspected. Originally built in 2005


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


Dredger: 9-Year Wear Life on Cutterhead Shaft Bearings

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While the marine industry is rife with rough working conditions, dredging operations arguably pose the toughest challenge to any class of marine equipment. Water lubricated Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have reportedly performed well for nine years on one of the largest cutter


10 Cutter-Suction Dredgers Delivered

VOSTA LMG and Karnafuly Shipyard have jointly delivered a total of ten cutter-suction dredgers consisting of: 6 x CSD 450 for the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority 4 x CSD 500 for the Bangladesh Water Development Board.  The dredgers were built at the Karnafuly Chittagong Shipyard


Boskalis Consortium Wins Suez Canal Expansion Contract

Image: Boskalis

  A consortium consisting of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis), Van Oord, NMDC (Abu Dhabi) and Jan de Nul (Belgium) has acquired a contract from the Suez Canal Authorities in connection with the expansion of the Suez Canal, which provides a vital shipping link between Europe and Asia


PRONAUTAS Installs Transas Dual ECDIS on Jan De Nul Vessels

Photo: Jan De Nul Group

PRONAUTAS and Jan De Nul Group have announced a new partnership to roll out an ECDIS implementation program on board Jan De Nul vessels. PRONAUTAS will deliver and install Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS in Premium configuration with radar overlay.


100 Years of Dredging Culebra Cut

Photo courtesy of ACP

The Panama Canal commemorates 100 years of dredging Culebra Cut, removing the last barrier during its construction for the free movement of vessels along the 80-kilometer waterway. Following the calendar of activities in the countdown to the centennial


Miami Harbor Dredging: GLDD Receives Further US$51.9-million

Port of Miami: Photo CCL

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD), says it has received the payment from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Jacksonville District which will bring the total value of GLDD’s Miami contract up to $174.1 million. There is $31


IHC Merwede Wins Dredging and Offshore Orders

Photo: IHC Merwede

IHC Merwede has secured orders worth €350 million for a wide range of dredging and offshore vessels and equipment. The company’s Dredging division has confirmed new contracts for the delivery of a large custom-built trailing suction hopper dredger


Netherlands Shipyard to Build Ship for China

China order suction dredger: Image credit IHC Merwede

IHC Merwede says it has been successful in securing orders worth € 350 million for a wide range of dredging and offshore vessels and equipment, including a large trailing suction dredger for a Chinese customer. News of the orders as follows:


Two Management Changes at Ellicott Dredge

Rob Schettle (left) and Gert de Vries

Ellicott Dredge Enterprises announced two personnel changes to its senior management team. Gert de Vries has joined as Senior Director of Engineering, in which capacity he will be supporting the engineering departments of all of Ellicott's brands, principally Ellicott and Rohr-Idreco


Astinave Contracts Damen for 4th Patrol Vessel

Photo: Damen

Astilleros Navales Ecuatorianos EP has awarded Damen Shipyards Group the contract for a fourth Patrol Vessel of the Damen Stan Patrol 2606 type. This contract represents the last of this SPa 2606 series for the Ecuadorian Coastguard to be built locally.


Compact Dredge Monitoring System Released

GeoDredge installed in the back of an excavator. (Photo: CT Systems)

CT Systems officially released what it is calling the world’s first all in one dredging computer, GeoDredge. GeoDredge houses all necessary components in a single housing. GeoDredge acts as a hardware platform for the Viking software.


Dredge Yard to Participate in Latin American Congress of Ports

Dredge Yard announced it will for the first time participate in the Latin American Congress of Ports that will be held in less than a week in Puerto Iguazú in Argentina. Dredge Yard’s objectives are to showcase its latest innovations in realm of dredging and mining equipment


Ecuador Coastguard Orders Damen Patrol Boats

Image: Damen

Damen announced it has recently signed a contract with AstillerosNavalesEcuatorianos (Astinave) to construct two Damen Stan Patrols (Spa) 5009 for the Ecuadorian Coastguard. The Ecuadorian shipyard will build both vessels locally with Damen Technical Cooperation


Royal IHC’s TSHDs Now Built for Stock

Easydredge 2700 (Image courtesy of Royal IHC

Royal IHC (IHC) is constructing the first vessel in its range of competitively priced standard trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD). It has started to build the Easydredge 2700 for stock in response to the increasing global demand for TSHDs with an extremely short delivery time.






 
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