The Giant in Panama (VIDEO)

The Canal de Panamá has just released this amazing video which shows the backhoe dredger Alberto Aleman Zubieta during its deepening work on the Panama Canal Expansion Project.

Royal IHC delivered the giant to Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP) in 2013.

The vessel is equipped with three spud hoist winches, one spud carrier winch, seven auxiliary winches, two mooring winches, three deck cranes and two thrusters with power of 300kW each.

This dredger has also been designed to carry out maintenance works on the canal.

The backhoe measures 62.2m in length and 23m in breadth. It has a maximum dredging depth of 19.5m, with a backhoe bucket of 31.5m³ and provides daytime accommodation for ten people.

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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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