Royal IHC recently held a keel-laying ceremony for Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) new hopper suction dredger “Mahaa Jarraafu”.
The keel of the new dredger was laid on 25th August at a special ceremony held at Nantong Rainbow Marine Technology Boat Yard in China.
The ceremony was inaugurated by MTCC CEO Mr. Ibrahim Ziyath and Chairman Mr. Hussain Salim Mohamed.
The newbuild belongs to the Easydredge 3700 series of standard twin-screw trailing suction hopper dredgers. The vessel will have a length overall of 92.95 meters and a hopper capacity of 3700 cubic meters per load.
Construction of “Mahaa Jarraafu” is scheduled to be complete in December 2016 and the vessel will be delivered to MTCC in early 2017 after the required test runs.