Bakker Sliedrecht Makes TSHD Schenge Energy-Efficient

Image source: Bakker Sliedrecht

Bakker Sliedrecht has won a contract to make the new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Schenge energy-efficient. 

The Sliedrecht based electrical drive specialist will supply and install a shaft generator on the main engine, aimed to generate the electricity for the entire dredging installation. As a result, the ship works more efficiently, needs less maintenance and has an optimized lay-out.

The Schenge, owned by Faasse Groep, has a hopper capacity of approximately 2600m³, divided over two holds so that it can carry two types of product.

For the electric drive of the dredging installation and jet pumps, a shaft generator with matching frequency drive from Bakker Sliedrecht is added, which is connected to the existing main engine by means of a new PTO shaft. The vessel has an adjustable propeller (CPP).

According to Bakker, because the main engine runs at a low load for propulsion during dredging, this power can be used for the electrical dredging installation.

Converting general cargo vessel to hopper dredger at Holland Shipyards Group

After a comprehensive acquisition period, Faasse Groep and Holland Shipyards Group have come to an agreement on the conversion of former general cargo vessel Mandeo into the trailing suction hopper dredger Schenge.

Holland Shipyards Group was contracted to convert the vessel hopper, build a jointly designed dredging system and execute various other works on board.

The conversion is in line with the Faasse Groep’s expansion plans, and will aid in the consolidation of its position in the raw materials market.

After her completion in 2020, the vessel will be deployed for sand extraction in the North Sea.

Image source: hollandshipyardsgroup.com

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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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