Redwise, a global ship delivery and crewing company, has delivered a newly built trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), the ‘Barito Equator’, to a client in Singapore.
Built by the Damen Shipyard at Pontianak, she follows successful delivery of the THSD ‘Moniflor’ built 2000 by IHC in the Netherlands for the French government.
The “Barito Equator” headed Westward, departing from Pontianak, Indonesia with very fine weather. This is the fourth dredger delivered by Redwise under her own power within the past 12 months, with the previous two deliveries being IHC built grab hopper dredger ‘Italeni’ to Durban and the cutter suction dredger ‘Al Bahar’ to Jeddah.
All four vessels had different propulsion packages with high- or medium speed engines, driving a variety of propellers with conventional CPP (s) and Electric driven Azimuth thrusters in the mix.