Eastern Shipbuilding Launches TSHD Magdalen for Weeks Marine

The new 6,540m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Magdalen was officially launched last Friday at Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s Allanton Shipyard in Panama City, FL.

The 111 meter long dredger was built for Weeks Marine, marine construction and dredging contractor based in Cranford, NJ.

“It’s been quite a long time in the making,” Joey D’Isernia, President of Eastern Shipbuilding Group, said at the ceremony. “It’s a big milestone day for all of our employees and for the community.”

The TSHD is equipped with a dynamic positioning and tracking (DP/DT) system, and eco pump controllers from Royal IHC.

“The two efficiency enhancing systems, provided by our North American subsidiary IHC America Inc, will considerably optimize the Magdalen’s dredging performance, enhance fuel savings and reduce emissions,” IHC said in its announcement.

IHC’s DP/DT system is the benchmark for TSHDs and has already been delivered to nearly 40 vessels.

It is expected that this new TSHD will be delivered to Weeks Marine by the end of this 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.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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