Royal IHC has been busy for the last couple of days performing sea trials for the 21,028m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) JUN YANG 1.
The vessel, being built for CCCC Guangzhou Dredging Co., Ltd (GDC), is scheduled for completion and delivery by the end of July 2016.
This is the 19th vessel built by IHC for GDC over the last 40 years.
When delivered, the vessel will be the largest of its kind in China, enabling GDC to carry out capital dredging and land reclamation jobs on the international market in an efficient way.
TSHD JUN YANG 1 is equipped with two suction tubes, each with a submerged dredge pump, for a highly efficient dredging performance.
Both suction tubes have a dredging depth of up to 60m, and the starboard suction tube that can be extended to a dredging depth of 90m.
The TSHD comes with a high level of automation, designed and supplied by IHC, for highly productive dredging operations.