Van Oord’s Largest Hopper Dredger Busy in Mauritania

Image source: NNDC

Van Oord is deepening and widening the access channel and turning basin of a large ore export facility in Nouadhibou, Mauritania.

Two trailing suction hopper dredgers, one of which is owned by Van Oord, will be deployed for the dredging work.

According to the company, Von Oord’s flagship HAM 318 is busy working in the area.

It is the largest of this type of dredgers in Van Oord’s cutting-edge fleet. The vessel was extended by 52 meters to 228 meters at the COSCO shipyard in China in 2008. This increased its hopper capacity from 23,783 to 37,500 cubic meters.

Mauritania is the second-largest exporter of iron ore on the African continent.

The project supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) consists in deepening and widening 25 km of the SNIM (Société nationale industrielle et minière) mineral terminal’s access channel.

Thanks to the deeper and wider port access, ships with a capacity of up to 250,000 tonnes will be able to access the newly built berths.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 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 31 1 2 3 4 5

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