TSHD ILEMBE on Its Way to Durban

The 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ILEMBE, the largest of its kind that will be operating in South Africa, has just passed off the coast of Portugal and is on its way to home port in Durban.

The delivery of the TSHD to Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will follow previously built IHC vessels, the 4,200m³ TSHD ISANDLWANA (delivered in 2010) and the grab hopper dredger ITALENI (delivered in 2014).

According to IHC, the vessel should arrive in Durban around the 12th of January.

The new dredger will be deployed to work mainly in the international seaports of South Africa, but may also be deployed elsewhere on the continent.

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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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