PHOTO: Launch of the Hopper Dredger Magdalen

Trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Magdalen was launched last Friday, March 31, at Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s Allanton yard in Panama City, Florida.

The vessel, being built for Weeks Marine Inc., has already been earmarked for a project at the end of this year.

Design and engineering of the 6,540m³ TSHD has been performed by Royal IHC. The Dutch contractor also supplied key components for the vessel, such as the principal electrical and dredging systems.

The vessel is equipped with IHC’s dynamic positioning/ dynamic tracking system, and the economic pump control functionality, which will both further enhance its efficiency.

TSHD Magdalen, specifically designed for beach nourishment and capital dredging works, was christened by Mrs. Helen McLaughlin.

Next to follow are sea trials and final outfitting prior to her delivery to the owner, which is scheduled for the autumn.

 

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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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