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