PHOTO: Heron Lays Keel for New Dredger

New Zealand dredging contractor, Heron Construction Co Ltd. celebrated last Friday, December 4th, a keel-laying ceremony for the new dredger that is being built in China.

The dipperdredger is under construction at Qinhuangdao China Harbor Shipbuilding Industry Co. and is expected to be ready for transport to New Zealand by the summer of 2016 where she will be fitted out.

The pontoon, a ‘Donge Flushing Shipyard’ B-Type Dipperdredger, will have the first purpose built Liebherr P9150 excavator installed on it.

The Liebherr P9150 will be fitted with the latest Seatools DredgeMate system, a visualization and registration systems designed to enhance the operational and safety performance of any dredging task.

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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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