TSHD Sommers Arrives in Astrakhan

Recently delivered the 1000 m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Sommers has arrived at the FSUE Rosmorport Astrakhan branch and is ready for its first job.

The Sommers arrived in Astrakhan on June 21st following a five-day voyage from the Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard.

The newbuild comes as the lead vessel in a series of three 1000 m³ TSHDs that are being built for Rosmorport.

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, the Netherlands, designed all three vessels with the working design documentation provided by Volga-Caspian Design Bureau (MNP Group), Russia.

The new vessel will stay in the waters of the Volga-Caspian sea shipping channel (VKMSK), performing dredging operations along the waterway until the completion of the summer navigation season.

Delivery of the other two dredgers, Kronshlot and Kadosh, is expected to take place before the end of 2016.

 

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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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