Newbuild Cutter Suction Dredger Launched in Pula

Uljanik Shipyard – located in Pula, Croatia – held a launching ceremony for new self-propelled cutter suction dredger on Saturday, May 21st 2016.

Contract for the vessel (Yard No. 512) was signed in late February 2014 with IHC Global Production B.V. of the Netherlands.

The newbuild will have length of 152 meters, height of 28 meters and draught of 6 meters. The vessel will have a load bearing capacity of 1,650 tonnes and the top sailing speed of 11.5 knots.

Three main engines MAN 6L48/60, each having a power of 7,200 kW, will be installed in the vessel.

Construction of the partially equipped dredger began on April 8th 2015, with the steel-cutting ceremony and the vessel’s keel was laid on July 24.

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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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