PHOTO: Jan De Nul’s TSHD Tristão da Cunha Hits the Water

Image source: Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul’s new 3,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Tristão da Cunha was launched yesterday at the Keppel Nantong shipyard in China, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine.

This green vessel is equipped with an exhaust gas treatment system filtering out and virtually eliminating many pollutants from the exhaust gases.

Jan De Nul Group recently ordered six such ultra-low emission TSHDs, called Ultra-Low Emission Vessels, five of which are being built at Keppel: three small 3,500m³, two medium-sized 6,000m³ and a larger vessel at 18,000m³.

TSHD Tristão da Cunha:

  • Hopper capacity – 3,500m³;
  • Deadweight – 5,500 ton;
  • Length o.a. – 89.3m;
  • Breadth – 22.0m;
  • Draught loaded – 5.50m;
  • Maximum dredging depth – 27.6m;
  • Suction pipe diameter – 800mm;
  • Pump power (trailing) – 1,250kW;
  • Pump power (discharging) – 3,000kW;
  • Propulsion power – 2 x 1,100kW;
  • Total installed diesel power – 5,510kW;
  • Speed – 11.3kn;
  • Accommodation – 16.

 

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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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