Last week, an important milestone was reached in the construction of the 4,200m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) D11-21 DE JULIO, which is being built for Administración Nacional de Puertos (ANP).
According to Royal IHC, the TSHD was successfully launched from the SCRA graving dock. Afterwards, it was docked at Montevideo port where the vessel is now under commissioning before it will be delivered to ANP.
The basic design and detailed engineering of the vessel was supplied by the IHC head office in The Netherlands as well as the highly complex dredging parts and equipment. The overall project management was executed by the company’s Latin American organisation located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
To enable the customer to use the full potential of the vessel, an extensive training and maintenance program will also be provided by IHC.
Furthermore, a complete package of spare parts will be delivered.