BAE Systems Lays Keel for GLDD Dump Scow (USA)

BAE Systems Lays Keel for GLDD Dump Scow

BAE Systems Southeast Shipyard Alabama LLC in Mobile yesterday had a keel-laying ceremony for the first of two dump scows to be built for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co, according to al.com.

When complete, the entire first vessel will weigh about 1,600 tons and measure 295 feet long and 62 feet wide, with a draft of 17 feet.

The second vessel, which is scheduled to start in January, will be of the same dimensions and capacity. Both 7,500-cubic-yard, split bottom dump scows will be used to support U.S. dredging operations.

The first vessel is expected to be completed and delivered by April 2013, according to company officials.

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Dredging Today Staff, November 27, 2012

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