Reimerswaal Dredging said in their latest announcement that the new multi-purpose 5.450m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) DC Orisant is almost ready for the launch.
The vessel is being built by Royal IHC for joint venture consisting of Den Herder (Reimerswaal Dredging) and Group de Cloedt.
According to the shipbuilder, the dredger installation has been designed to dredge marine aggregates (sand and gravel) for the construction industry.
The DC Orisant will also be extremely suitable for performing regular dredging projects, such as maintenance dredging and beach nourishment, Royal IHC said.
When delivered in mid-2018, the DC Orisant will be the first complete diesel electric aggregate dredger in the market.