Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard – part of United Shipbuilding Corporation – has just announced that the launching ceremony for the 1000 m³ trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Sommers’ will be held on January 29th 2016.
The dredger comes as the first in a series of three TSHD 1000 vessels that the shipyard is building for FSUE “Rosmorport”.
The newbuilds, to be equipped with the necessary high-dredging equipment, suitable for the climatic conditions of the region, will be stationed at seaports of Ust-Luga, Big Port St. Petersburg and Port of Tuapse.
All three vessels will have an outboard multifunctional submersible groundwater pump type “DOP 200”.
The main dimensions of the vessels:
- Maximum length – 62.6m;
- Length between perpendiculars – 58.4m;
- Beam – 14.0m;
- Draft loaded – 4.25m;
- Maximum depth of dredging – 20m;
- Volume of holds – 1000m³.
Delivery of the three THSDs, (Sommers, Kronshlot and Kadosh) has been set for 2016 and 2017, respectively.