PHOTO: Christening of CSD J.R. Chatry

Image source: CPRA

A christening ceremony of the 30-inch hydraulic cutter suction dredger (CSD) J.R. Chatry, the Weeks Marine’s newest member of its dredging fleet, took place earlier this week, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) informs. 

The new $60 million dredger – the most highly automated and multifunctional ocean-going vessel in its category – will assist CPRA in its efforts to rebuild marsh and restore the coastal Louisiana.

The CSD, built in Belle Chase, LA, at C&C Marine and Repair, is 310 feet long, 72 feet wide.

Her pumps are powered by GE’s Tier IV diesel electric engines. Those engines and others provide 23,269 total installed horsepower, with 3,000 hp on the cutterhead.

The dredger was named after Senior Vice President and Manager of Weeks Marine’s Dredging Division, J. Stephen Chatry.

Image source: CPRA

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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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