TSHD “Inai Kenanga” Launched (Malaysia)
Malaysia launched its largest and the world’s third biggest trailing suction hopper dredger, named “Inai Kenanga”.
According to bernama.com, the dredger was launched by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s wife, in Pantai Acheh, Pulau Indah.
“It is absolutely unthinkable that a local company can produce a vessel that is recognised as the largest in Asia and the third biggest in the world. Today, what we never thought possible can become reality in the form of such a large vessel, a vessel that can be our pride,” the Prime Minister Najib stated.
This remarkable dredger, which can achieve a speed of 17 knots and has a dredging depth of up to 45 m, was constructed at the dock of Selat Melaka Shipbuilding Corporation Sdn Bhd (SMSCSB), informs bernama.com.
The TSHD “Inai Kenanga” is designed for a capacity of 32,000 m3. The dredger is fitted with a double diesel engine that drives the propellers, the generator and the suction pump system. Two MAN 12V48/60B engines with a power rating of 13.250 kW each are used as the main engines.
Dredging Today Staff, August 22, 2013