Damen, Heuvelman Sign Cutter Suction Dredger Deal

Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Heuvelman Ibis in December 2016 for the delivery of a cutter suction dredger 350 and two BS 350 booster stations.

Heuvelman Ibis will initially put the dredger to use on a canal dredging project in the province of Groningen in the north of the Netherlands.

Damen Sales Manager, Vincent de Maat, said: “We are looking forward to working on making this dredger to the client’s exact requirements and to continuing our excellent relationship with them following the handover in Q2 2017.”

For undertaking the dredging project, which covers the extraction of approximately 220.000m³ sediment from the Winschoterdiep canal, the client selected a Damen CSD 350.

This heavy duty dredger design is a standardized vessel that Damen builds in series and keeps on stock in order to ensure a fast delivery.

Although the CSD 350 is a series built dredger, there are a number of options available to suit individual client requirements, such as the inclusion of a spud carriage system and anchor booms.