Van der Leun’s electrical installation for WID Osprey

Van der Leun America has successfully installed the electrical installation on the water injection dredger (WID) Osprey.

The dredger, built by St. Johns Ship Building in Palatka, Florida, for IHC America, will be operating in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Earlier this month, IHC America delivered and commissioned the Osprey to the North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA).

The WID will support the main seaports of Wilmington and Morehead City with maintaining the depths at all berths, wharves and turning basins year- round, which will maximize the vessel tonnage capabilities at these ports.

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The Osprey is designed to move sediment utilizing hydrodynamic principles at low cost from the various dredged areas and allowing the natural currents in the channel to move the sediment from these areas, while keeping the material within the Cape Fear River system.

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The dredger is designed to be low in maintenance and ease of operation per NCSPA requirements.

Photo: Van der Leun