NMDC, Ravestein Ink Deal for New Backhoe Dredger

Image source: Ravestein

National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) and Ravestein B.V. from the Netherlands have just signed a contract to design, construct, commission, trial and deliver new backhoe dredger to the UAE based dredging contractor.

The agreement was inked at the NMDC headquarters in Abu Dhabi a couple of hours ago.

According to the contract, signed by Eng. Yasser Zaghloul, the NMDC CEO and David Ravestein of Ravestien BV, the delivery period is 14 months.

The backhoe dredger technical specifications:

  • Length – 60m;
  • Width – 18m;
  • Draught – 4.5m;
  • Dredging depth – 22m;
  • Bucket size – 14m²;
  • Spud forces – 400T each;
  • Spudwinches – 100T each;
  • Spudcarier – 10m.

NMDC is one of the pillars of the Abu Dhabi maritime economy, responsible for opening new marine routes and canals, creating new ports, building artificial islands, boosting tourism and helping to deliver waterfront real estate projects.

Image source: Ravestein

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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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