MJR completes work on TSHD Heortnesse

MJR Power & Automation has successfully completed the life extension project of the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Heortnesse, owned and operated by PD Ports.


Under the project, MJR delivered the complete electrical power, propulsion, dredging & integrated control, automation & monitoring system upgrade including  Lloyd’s class approval in an aggressive 7 month project schedule from design through to installation and commissioning.

A&P Group awarded MJR the contract in late September 2019 after an extensive competitive tender process against leading global marine companies for the design and replacement of the vessels entire diesel electric propulsion, dredging and automation plant.  

MJR was contracted to deliver a complete turnkey package including engineering, procurement, installation & commissioning with full design approval by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.

The design, engineering and procurement was carried out during the 4th quarter of 2019 followed by the construction, automation and  FAT  during the early part of 2020 at MJR’s HQ in Stockton-on-Tees.

Installation and commissioning teams completed the site works at A&P’s Tees docks, Middlesbrough during March 2020 and April followed by successful trials in May 2020.