Portugal: CSD Athena Becomes Operational

After some successful trials cutter suction dredger Athena was handed over to Van Oord.

On her way to Mombassa, Kenya she is operational in the port of Molhe de Sines, Portugal for a few weeks. The ship functions as desired.

A second self-propelled cutter suction dredger named Artemis is under construction. The vessel will be operational mid 2013.

The Athena is equipped with the latest dredging technology, which makes it suitable for working on hard ground and rock down to a depth of more than 32 metres.

The designers paid particular attention to ergonomics and living conditions on board. For example, the entire accommodation section is suspended in order to counteract vibrations.

The Athena is the first dredger in the world to be awarded a Clean Ship Notation.


Dredging Today Staff, November 29, 2011