SteadFast Marine Works on ‘Unique’ Project

Indonesian shipbuilder SteadFast Marine is about to finish construction of a $21.9 million worth dredging vessel, the first of its kind ever built outside Europe.

This state-of-the-art dredger is scheduled to be launched in early October with the delivery set for December 2014.

Having a capacity of 2500 m³, the 90-meter long trailing suction hopper dredger is definitely proving that the Indonesian shipbuilding industry “is not inferior to the developed countries“, according to Mr Eddy K. Logam, President Director of Logindo, who is also chairing IPERINDO (the Indonesian Marine and Offshore Industry Association).

As this is the first dredging vessel of this size constructed outside Europe, we took the opportunity and asked Mr Logam were there any setbacks during the project and adjustments to the production line in order to build this kind of vessel?

Mr Logam: As this the first time we build dredger, yes there were some adjustment needed to built the vessel up to specification and quality desired by client. But thanks to the efforts of the people engaged in the project we managed to bring this project to fruition and make it happen.

DT: Having in mind that this is the first vessel of its kind built outside of Europe, the importance of the project must be big. Where do you see Indonesian shipbuilding industry in the future?

Mr Logam: We see a huge potential in Indonesian shipbuilding industry, the number of Indonesian flagged vessel more than double in the last 7 years, but unfortunately the grow come from imported vessels. This is due to some taxation and duties that are nor favorable to the local shipbuilding industry, but we see things are changing, especially the next President, Mr Jokowi is very focused to build the nation to become a strong Maritime Country. Which means that they need a strong shipping and shipbuilding industry.

SteadFast Marine shipyard, responsible for the construction of this unique project, is located in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, and has the capacity to make up to 15 ships a year.


Dredging Today Staff, September 25, 2014


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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:

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