TSHD Samuel de Champlain Conversion Continues

Construction works continue on the 8.500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain, which is being converted from diesel-electric propulsion burning MGO to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO.

The conversion of this hopper dredger to a dual fuel propulsion combining LNG and MGO is the first of its kind in Europe.

Currently, the “Samuel de Champlain”, belonging to French EIG Dragages-Ports, is in its 3 month conversion process to dual fuel dredger.

The hopper dredger has been in dock for 4 weeks now and its entire engine room has been cut out. The new engine room has been put into place earlier this month.

This fully prefabricated new engine room, featuring 10x12x2m and weighing some 110t, had been prepared previously by the Damen Shiprepair Dunkirk workshops.

The fully outfitted new section is to be welded into the existing hull, after which the extensive job or redoing all connections will start.

According to the contractors who are working on the vessel, the job is going well, with all actions spot on schedule with the Damen Shiprepair Dunkirk team working 24/7 on the job. The estimated delivery time of the dual fuel conversion will be the end of January, 2019.

It is the front runner in the general desire for short-sea vessels operating along the European coast to act more environmental friendly.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

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

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply