The Largest Cutter Suction Dredger in Asia Hits the Water

Image source: Sino Solutions Asia

The Tiankun, the largest and most advanced cutter suction dredger (CSD) in Asia, was launched today in Qidong, East China’s Jiangsu Province.

The dredger, built for China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC), was designed by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard as well as the China Merchants Industry, and was constructed by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries.

The self-propelled vessel is 140 meters long, has a width of 27.8 meters and is able to operate in depths of between 6 and 35 meters.

Wang Jian, President Assistant at the CCC Tianjin Dredging Group, said that this vessel represents a landmark as China’s first independently developed heavy-duty self-propelled cutter suction dredger.

The Tiankun is larger and has greater capability than the Tianjing, formerly the largest cutter-suction dredger in Asia.

The dredger will now begin sea trials, expecting to go into operation during the first half of 2018.

Image source: Sino Solutions Asia

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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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