The delivery of Macau 1000CUM self-propelled split hopper barge was completed on March 20, 2012.
Guangzhou XED Ship Design Co. Ltd is authorized by Macau Entertainment Co. Ltd to conduct complete design, the barge was built at Zhongshan Weihang Shipyard Co. Ltd, it serves in Macau coastal area, working together with bucket and grab dredgers to load and unload sediment and gravel.
Among all the previous types of split hopper barges, it is an another excellent product by XED.
Its main particulars are as follows:
LENGTH (O.A.) – 60.80 m
LENGTH (B.P.) – 57.50 m
BREADTH (MLD.) – 13.60 m
DEPTH (MLD.) – 5.20 m
DEAD WEIGHT – abt. 1900t
GROSS TONNAGE – abt. 1259
CARGO TANK(BULK)(100%) – abt. 1020 ㎥
M.C.R. – 2×660 kW(2x898BHP)750 r/min
SERVICE SPEED – 10.2kn
SERVICE IN COASTAL AREA – MACAU WATERS
ENDURANCE – 15 days.
Dredging Today Staff, March 22, 2012; Image: xed