IHC Merwede Launches DCI DREDGE XXI (The Netherlands)

IHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger, DCI DREDGE XXI, in a ceremony on 8 August 2013 at the company’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands.

It is building the innovative vessel for the Dredging Corporation of India Ltd (DCI).

The ceremony was performed by Mrs R Mohanty, the spouse of DCI Chairman and Managing Director Captain DK Mohanty.

The DCI DREDGE XXI is the third vessel in a series of three dredgers – including the DCI DREDGE XIX and DCI DREDGE XX – and is being constructed under the dual classes of Lloyd’s Register and Indian Register of Shipping.

IHC Merwede has previously supplied ten vessels to DCI, having been selected as a preferred supplier due to its efficiency and reliability in delivering previous orders on time.

The vessel will be deployed – along with the DCI DREDGE XIX and DCI DREDGE XX – for the maintenance-dredging project on the Hooghly River, which is a tributary of the Ganges River in West Bengal.

These new DCI vessels are specially designed for this task, taking into account the Hooghly River’s soil properties, strong current and shallow depth.

These dredgers feature high levels of productivity, reliability and efficiency.

The DCI DREDGE

XIX and DCI DREDGE XX have already been successfully utilised in operations, and the DCI DREDGE XXI will be delivered in the first quarter of 2014.

IHC Merwede is looking forward to continuing its successful working relationship with DCI”, says Bram Roelse, Managing Director of IHC Merwede’s Dredging division.

Infrastructure developments in India have increased the need to improve the navigability of rivers and ports and this has in turn led to a greater requirement for dredging vessels and equipment. This class of dredgers will boost the performance of DCI to considerable heights and further strengthen its position on the Indian continent.

Press Release, August 9, 2013

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Jan 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

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

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply