Ice class Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) Severnaya Dvina, which will maintain navigational depths and provide safe shipping in the Arkhangelsk Seaport basin and approaches, has been delivered to FSUE Rosmorport.
Damen tailored the TSHD 2000 design to meet the high specifications required to operate the vessels in the severe weather conditions of Russia’s northern region with air temperatures ranging from -30°C to +40°C.
The Severnaya Dvina has a reinforced bow with ICE 1 notation so she can continue dredging in waters approaching freezing point and then relocate with icebreaker support.
Fitted with a complete Damen Dredging Equipment dredge and instrumentation package the vessel is designed for efficient operation and ease of maintenance including a Ø600 mm trailing pipe and hydraulic winches a low pressure Damen inboard dredge pump for the most efficient hopper loading process telescopic overflow and 5 rod-actuated bottom doors.
This is the industry’s first ice class TSHD built directly under RMRS technical supervision for 30 years.