PHOTO: Construction of TSHD Ecodelta Progresses

Construction of Van der Kamp’s new trailing suction hopper dredger, the Ecodelta, is in full swing at a dock location commissioned by Barkmeijer Shipyards.

The newbuild, scheduled for delivery in late 2018, will be one of few LNG-powered dredgers in operation around the globe.

Despite being in the early stage of construction, the Zwolle-based dredging company has already won the first contract for the newbuild.

According to Van der Kamp, under the agreement signed last November, the Ecodelta will be responsible for keeping Rotterdam’s port basins at the correct depth until 2023.

Distinguishing it from a conventional dredger, the Ecodelta will be equipped with two ‘sweeparms’ which will enable the TSHD to remove oil from the water surface, allowing it to quickly react to emergency response situations.

 

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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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