Van Oord Orders New Cutter Suction Dredger

Van Oord has ordered a new cutter suction dredger and a crew vessel from Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands.

The dredger, named Ural River, is a customized Damen CSD 650 with additional safety and environmental features according to specific Van Oord requirements.

In April 2015, the vessel will be operational as part of Van Oord’s dredging projects in the Caspian Sea.

The vessel has been built at the Damen Yard in Nijkerk, the Netherlands.

Damen and Van Oord know each other very well. In early January, Damen delivered our cable laying vessel Nexus, which will be operational in March 2015. Damen’s expertise combined with Van Oord standards will result in an a fit-for-purpose addition to our fleet,” said Jaap de Jong, Director Van Oord’s Ship Management Department.

Specifications

Overall length – 59.70 m;

Length hull – 49.30 m;

Overall width – 9.47 m;

Total installed power – 2,972 kW;

Cutter power – 700 kW;

Dredge pump engine power – 1,825 kW;

Maximum dredging depth – 18 m;

Class notation – coastal area.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

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.

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: snitko@portnews.ru

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