TSHD Hondarra Delivered

Another example of successful cooperation between Astilleros de Murueta and Damen Dredging Equipment was the recent delivery of trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Hondarra.

This 1.200 m³ hopper dredger, the 4th TSHD built by this Spanish-Dutch cooperation, will perform maintenance dredging duties in the harbor of Bayonne and supply sand to the nearby beaches.

The hopper dredger has been designed by Bilbao-based Astilleros de Murueta, as a straightforward fit-for-purpose dredger according to the Port de Bayonne specification. All design including the basic design as well as the naval architecture has been done by the yard. The 61.8 m long vessel includes besides the trailing pipe system a 3.2 m³ bucket grab crane. The superstructure is placed aft.

As for the dredgers built in cooperation with Damen Dredging Equipment previously, all dredging equipment has been delivered by the Dutch. The 500mm trailing pipe, designed for a maximum dredging depth of -20m, was delivered complete with gantries, winches and position indication system.

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Moreover loading gear such as the dredge pump including degassing system, dredge valves and overflows were delivered. The dredger is fitted out with Damen bottom doors and bow coupling connection.

The “Hondarra” – meaning “sand” in Basque – is the first dredger for the Chambre de Commerce d’Industrie de Bayonne Pays Basque, which operates Bayonne harbor. The vessel will perform maintenance duties to keep the harbor at the right depth. Moreover, sand will be won and either dumped or rainbowed to the shore to keep the beaches in perfect condition.

The vessel was delivered to the owner last month following extensive trials.

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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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