Kooiman Completes Maintenance of TSHD Reimerswaal

The 6,000 m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Reimerswaal was moored, in late December, alongside Kooiman BV jetty in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands, for regular maintenance.

The Reimerswaal, having a length over all of 130.25m and a (moulded) width of 22.00m, has been built by Kooiman in 2012 by the order of Reimerswaal Dredging/Den Herder.

Amongst others, Kooiman carried out maintenance works on the dredger and its dry unloading installations. Several components exposed to heavy wear and tear have been repaired or replaced.

In addition, in the dredge pipe system, new wearing plates have been installed. Since the suction pipe connection normally is under the water line, the fore ship has been lifted sufficiently to get the inlet above water allowing required repairs.

The fore part of the vessel has been lifted using the propeller repair dry dock of Kooiman. Despite the fact that in principle the vessel is too wide for this dry dock, the operation was executed with success by only bringing the fore part inside the dry dock and lifting her as such.

In addition to the 150m long repair/outfitting jetty, shipyard Kooiman is equipped with two longitudinal slipways and two 19m wide propeller repair dry docks, having a lifting capacity of 1000 ton.

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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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