VIDEO: DCI DREDGE XXI Launched (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.

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.

The vessel will be deployed, along with the other two, for the maintenance dredging project on the Hooghly River, which is a tributary of the Ganges River in West Bengal.

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.


Dredging Today Staff, August 12, 2013