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.