Brazil: LUSCHI Acquires Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger
LUSCHI, a Brazilian based company, added a 1,330 m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) to its fleet.
The vessel, named “Recreio do Bandeirantes”, will become “LUSCHI X” after formalizing purchase between LUSCHI and BIC Bank, on Wednesday, June 04.
The vessel which has a length of 77,5 m, and a width of 13 m is capable of dredging up to a depth of 22 m. Moreover, it is equipped with waterjet in the cutter head, waterjet at the doors of cisterns, barge loading system and bow thruster, a type of propellant that provides greater maneuverability for vessels.
“To meet the increasing demand of dredging, we invest in high-tech equipment capable of performing dredging with low maintenance costs and higher productivity level,” says Roberto Britto, Director of logistics LUSCHI.
After performing the technical revisions and mechanical adjustments to the equipment, LUSCHI X is expected to be ready to begin its operations in August, running important maritime related works in Brazil and South America.
Recently, the group acquired a 2,000 m³ hopper dredge, “LUSCHI IX”, which currently plays a strong role in the second phase of dredging of the Rio Grande shipyard in the South.
“By purchasing equipment of this size, LUSCHI reached a potential market in terms of dredging capacity, such accomplishment, designs LUSCHI to target markets outside of Brazil and throughout Latin America,” adds Roberto Britto.
LUSCHI has been involved in dredging activities related to the environmental, especially in the treatment of contaminated sediments, which makes it the largest dredging company of Brazil in this segment.
Press release, June 4, 2014; Image: LUSCHI