Keppel and Jan De Nul Sign Contracts for Three New Dredgers

Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) has secured contracts from Jan De Nul Group to build three trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs).

The contracts for the construction of three TSHDs are worth around $73.7 million in total.

To be built to Jan De Nul’s design, the dredgers will be able to dredge to a maximum depth of 27.6m, and have a hopper capacity of 3,500 m³.

The two dredgers will be built to the requirements of classification society, Bureau Veritas, in Keppel Nantong Shipyard, a subsidiary of Keppel O&M.

Mr Abu Bakar, Managing Director of Keppel Singmarine, said, “Across the group, we have undertaken a number of newbuild dredger projects as well as repairs for customers such as Jan De Nul. We are always on the lookout to add value to our customers and markets, and this project is a natural extension of Keppel Singmarine’s strong track record and expertise in specialized vessels.”

The first two dredgers are expected to be completed in the second half of 2018 while construction of the third dredger will require a notice within six months from JDN to exercise the option for the dredger.

 

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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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