News in Photos: Keel Laying of Two TSHDs

Russian shipbuilder, Krasnoye Sormovo (Zavod Krasnoe Sormovo), held a keel-laying ceremony for two 1000 cbm trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) on December 23rd in Nizhny Novgorod. 

Deputy General Director for Fleet of FSUE “Rosmorport” Sergey Kurov, Head of Fleet Development and Construction Department of FSUE “Rosmorport” Vladimir Shtrambrand, General Director of JSC “Krasnoe Sormovo Plant” Nikolay Zharkov and Executive Director of MNP Group Vadim Malov took part in the keel laying ceremony.

The two TSHDs, ordered by FSUE Rosmorport, are part of a series of three vessels that will be stationed at seaports of Ust-Luga, Big Port St. Petersburg and Port of Tuapse. Keel for the first ship, named Sommers, was laid on November 14th.

The second ship, TSHD Kronshlot to be operated at Big Port St. Petersburg, was named after the fort built in 1704 near the city. The third dredger christened as “Kadosh” (shares her name with a cape in the Black Sea) will be homeported in Tuapse.

Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Dutch company specializing in engineering and construction of dredging vessels and dredging equipment, provided design for the three vessels.

All three vessels will be equipped with the necessary high-dredging equipment, suitable for the climatic conditions of the region.

The delivery of the vessels is set for 2016 and 2017, respectively.

The main dimensions of the vessels:

  • Maximum length – 62.6 m;
  • Length between perpendiculars – 58.4 m;
  • Beam – 14.0 m;
  • Draft loaded – 4.25 m;
  • Maximum depth of dredging – 20 m;
  • Volume of holds – 1000 m³.

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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.

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