Picture of the Day: TSHD ILEMBE Floats

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) new 5500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ILEMBE was named at an official ceremony at Royal IHC’s shipyard in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 9 May 2015.

The state-of-the-art dredger contract has been built within the budget and three months ahead of schedule. The vessel is expected to leave Rotterdam before Christmas and to reach Durban by the end of January 2016.

The dredger was designed and built to achieve low maintenance costs and substantially improve productivity. She will run a 24 hour operation compared to the current 12hr operation. The vessel would also be self-sufficient in that it comes with its own workboat which, among its many tasks, will be used as a hydrographic survey boat.

TSHD ILEMBE comes as a part of TNPA’s fleet renewal program. The program began in 2010 and has to date seen the delivery of the 4200m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Isandlwana, the 750m³ grab hopper dredger Italeni and the replacement of two hydrographic survey boats.

 

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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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