PHOTO: Launching of TSHD Mahaa Jarraafu in China

Last Thursday, Royal IHC together with the RMC shipyard in Qidong, China, held a launching ceremony for the Easydredge 3700 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), the Mahaa Jarraafu.

The dredger, built for the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC), will be used for land reclamation, infrastructure and beach nourishment projects on several islands and resorts in Asia.

According to IHC Project Manager, Philip van den Broek, the contract for this newbuild became effective in August 2015 with a delivery time of 20 months.

The keel-laying took place on 25 August 2016, and the ship is expected to be delivered in April 2017, just ahead of schedule. This is due to the excellent communication between our partner yard in Qidong, MTCC and all involved IHC departments in Kinderdijk,” added Philip van den Broek.

TSHD Mahaa Jarraafu, like all ships in the series, is equipped with the specially designed Easydredge dredging equipment, including a state-of-the-art IHC dredge pump and a slender hull for increased speed and low fuel consumption.

In addition, the vessel has a ‘world dredging’ equipment package, which includes an adjustable overflow, bottom doors, jet water system and a shore pumping installation. The ship is also equipped with an extended suction pipe and an underwater pump that enables the vessel to dredge to a depth of 50 meters.

 

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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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