TSHD Charlock Visits Niestern Sander for Maintenance and Repairs

Image source: Niestern Sander

Van den Herik’s trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Charlock last month underwent a program of maintenance and repairs at Niestern Sander Ship Repair in Delfzijl, the Netherlands.

The TSHD arrived at the Niestern Sander shipyard’s floating docks on November 26th.

Moored between the two docks, the dredging vessel was scheduled for several repair works in the upcoming days. Several pipes all over the vessel were molded and renewed to restore the Charlock in its original state again,” Niestern said in their announcement.

All this piping was customized in the warehouse nearby the floating docks. Also, a coupling of the jet pump suction installation in the foreship had to be replaced. Finally, various small ironworks were also carried out aboard the TSHD.

After four days, the vessel left the shipyard.

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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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