Croatia: Uljanik Launches “Pedro Alvares Cabral”

Uljanik Launches Pedro Alvares Cabral

Pedro Alvares Cabral, the first of two trailing suction hopper dredgers that Uljanik Shipyard has been constructing for the Luxemburg-based company Jan De Nul S.A. Capellen G.D. Luxembourg, was launched yesterday in Uljanik.

The 147,6 m Pedro Alvares Cabral weighs 26.000 tons and is 30 meters wide. The vessel and the corresponding equipment will be operated by two 7200 kW main diesel engines and the depth from which the vessel will be capable of dredging the material is approximately 42 to 50 meters.

The construction agreement was signed in July 2010 and the key laying ceremony was held in October last year. Following the delivery, the vessel will be flying the colors of Luxemburg.

Furthermore, the key laying ceremony was held for the construction of the second trailing suction hopper dredger, Uljanik Shipyard will be constructing for Jan De Nul.

Dredging Today Staff, February 15, 2012

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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