Stokman-SCW announced recently that it will supply the conveyor belt rollers and pulleys for a custom built Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) ‘DC Orisant’.
Royal IHC is building the 5,450m³ TSHD for a joint venture between Den Herder (Reimerswaal Dredging) and Group de Cloedt.
The shipbuilder held steel cutting ceremony for this multi-purpose TSHD on March 15, 2017.
According to IHC, the vessel can perform a wide range of projects due to the integrated design and dredging equipment. The dredge installation has been designed to dredge marine aggregates (sand and gravel) for the construction industry.
The vessel will also be extremely suitable for performing regular dredging projects, such as maintenance dredging and beach nourishment. The DP2 installation enables the vessel to perform support activities for the construction of offshore wind farms.
Delivery of the DC Orisant, the first complete diesel electric aggregate dredger in the market, is set for mid-2018.