Bangladesh: VOSTA LMG Delivers Three CSD’s 450 to BIWTA

VOSTA LMG Delivers Three CSD’s 450 to BIWTA

Karnafuly joint venture consortium ltd. delivered three high quality Cutter Suction Dredgers 450 to Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA). On Wednesday the 18th of January the vessels were inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina.

The vessels were built in close co-operation with the local Karnaphuli Shipyard. VOSTA LMG has a cooperation with the shipyard since 2009. The CDS’s 450 are the first concrete product of that collaboration. The idea is to make Bangladesh a regional hub for construction of dredgers and dredging equipment.

The delivery of the three units will substantially increase the dredging capacity of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), for dredging the inland waterways in Bangladesh.

Engineering, dredging components and systems were delivered by VOSTA LMG Europe. The building and commissioning of the dredgers was executed under the supervision of VOSTA LMG. The contract for the vessels was signed in November 2009.


VOSTA LMG is a leading engineering and contracting company, serving the world-wide dredging industry. Apart from self propelled and stationary dredges, the company also markets various dredge component packages and offers engineering and contracting services.

VOSTA LMG operates through a number of offices in Europe, USA and Asia and via a global network of agents and representatives.


Dredging Today Staff, January 26, 2012; Image: VOSTA LMG