Cutter Suction Dredger General MacArthur Hits the Water

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Callan Marine, a Texas-based, family-owned dredging business founded in 2009, recently launched the General MacArthur, one of the largest cutter suction dredgers (CSDs) in the U.S. market.

At 290 feet in length and a 9 foot draft, the General MacArthur boasts 24,000 total installed horsepower.

Powered by 3 Cat-MAK diesel engines, the dredger has a fuel capacity of over 300,000 gallons, giving it the capability to work on all U.S. coasts and waterways, as well as globally, said the company.

The 32” CSD is designed to perform capital, maintenance and beneficial use dredging (such as marsh creation and beach renourishment.) It boasts a dredging depth range of 90 feet, with an 800mm suction and discharge pipeline diameter.

Commenting the latest news, Maxie McGuire, President of Callan Marine, said: “The General MacArthur is a true game changer for the dredging industry. With its combined scope, power and accommodations, we will see project speed and quality increase at unprecedented rates.”

In addition to powerful mechanical specifications, the General MacArthur is built with ample crew accommodations including a full galley, gym, TV/rec room, laundry facility, conference room, Engineer’s office, and Captain/Chief Engineer Staterooms in addition to 33 beds (all staterooms have private bathrooms), Callan said in their official announcement.

The CSD joins the ranks of Callan Marine’s other dredgers: the 18” General Pershing, the 16” General Patton and the 12” General Eisenhower.

The hull was launched on November 6, 2019 at C&C Shipyard in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, and the dredger is anticipated to begin work in early 2020.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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:

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