DSM Ocean Wins Paraiso Dredging Deal (Mexico)

Ocean Dredging DSM Ocean inc., an Ocean sister company, will carry out a harbour dredging contract with its Mexican partner Dragados del Golfo, in Paraiso, a town located in the state of Tabasco in Mexico.

The dredging of the port of Dos Bocas will extend over a period of more than 60 days and a dozen Ocean employees will be required to carry out the work.

The trailing suction hopper dredge Océan Traverse Nord will take 16 to 21 days to reach Mexico.

The extraction of 250,000 cubic meters of sediment will enable ships to travel safely within the harbor. The sediments will be sucked then discharged on the ground 500 meters from the dredge area through the hydraulic unloading system of the Ocean Traverse Nord, and subsequently managed by Dragados del Golfo.

Dredging DSM Ocean will undertake the dredging with its new trailing suction hopper dredge, built at a cost of $ 25 million by Industries Ocean shipyard, at Isle-aux-Coudres. The over 64 metre dredge is the largest ever built in Eastern Canada. It is equipped with the latest technologies which allow dredging to a depth of 30 meters with a pumping capacity of 5,500 cubic meters per hour. It is powered by two omni type Z-drive propellers and two engines with 1000 hp each.

This contract was obtained following a collaboration agreement with Dragados del Golfo announced during the trade mission in Mexico held last June in which Ocean took part. This partnership allows Ocean to participate in dredging projects in Mexican territory. Ocean continues its efforts with its partner to win other contracts in this country.

Press Release, October 23, 2013

 

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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.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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