New Backhoe Dredger for Pakistan Navy

Image source: Pakistan Navy

Induction ceremony of new backhoe dredger Rah Kusha and two split hopper barges Tarseel One and Two, built for Pakistan Navy at Tianjin Shipyard in China, was held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard in Karachi yesterday.

Due to its design and functioning methodology, the Rah Kusha can dredge in proximity of jetties and berths, where other conventional dredging means are less effective, according to Pakistan Navy.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Kaleem Shaukat, said that Pakistan’s sea trade routes and maritime zones are the life-lines for country’s economy and need to be guarded at all costs. He also added that Pakistan’s ports and harbor are the gateway to this economic line and the need to keep them functional at all times mandates a strong Navy.

Thanks to the latest addition of the new dredger and hopper barges to their fleet, the PN dredging capabilities will be further enhanced, Pakistan Navy said in its official statement.

The ceremony was attended by high ranking officials and dignitaries from China, Pakistan Navy and the corporate sector.

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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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