Heron Expands Its Dredging Fleet with New Backhoe

Heron Construction Ltd, a New Zealand company involved in dredging and marine construction works, has launched the latest addition to its fleet in Qinhuangdao, China.

The GPK, a DFY B-type backhoe dredger, was launched on August 6, the company said in its announcement.

The vessel, named in honor of the late director Gerard Paul Kroef, will be transported by a Rolldock submersible to New Zealand where she will be fitted out. The pontoon will have the Liebherr P9150 excavator installed on it.

Liebherr P9150 will be fitted with the latest Seatools DredgeMate system, a visualization and registration systems designed to enhance the operational and safety performance of any dredging task.

The backhoe dredger will be operational by the beginning of next year.

 

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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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