Damen Repairs Van Oord’s Two Split Hopper Barges

Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen recently completed a broad scope of maintenance and repair works on the Van Oord-owned Split Hopper Barges Jan Blanken and Jan Leeghwater.

The vessels, both with 2,853 m³ hopper capacity, left the yard on schedule just 10 days after arrival.

Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen Project Manager Ron Brusket sums up the projects neatly: “There were no major repairs to be carried out; it was rather a case of completing quite a lot of relatively small jobs to get them both ready for action again.”

For example, all the ships’ systems needed to be checked and bought back up to speed where necessary. Minor steel works and touch-up painting were also required on both vessels. “We also renewed numerous sections of the hopper seals and removed the existing wooden main deck coaming,” added Brusket.

Damen handled the two sister vessels in its floating dock which, with its 229-meter length and 23,000-tonne lifting capacity, was more than able to accommodate the pair.

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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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