VOSTA equipment for GLDD’s new hopper dredge

Conrad Shipyard LLC has awarded VOSTA LMG orders for a Dredge Control and Monitoring system (DCMS) and Side Suction Pipe System (SSPS) Gantry System.

These systems will be implemented in the new 6.500 yrd3 (5.000 m3) hopper dredge (TSHD) that Conrad Shipyard is currently building for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) at its Deepwater South shipyard in Amelia, Louisiana, USA.

This new dredge will be the third GLDD vessel fitted with VOSTA LMG DCMS, designed to control and monitor all dredging equipment on board the vessel.

Some of its main features include multiple operating modes for the side suction pipe, sophisticated control of the dredge pumps, drag head visor, overflow weirs, bottom doors and green valves, a comprehensive loading computer, and advanced datalogging and trending facilities.

“We are very happy to announce this important order, following the design and engineering of the SSP Gantry System in close cooperation with GLDD” commented Gerrit Kamerman, Commercial a Technical Director at VOSTA LMG. “This order reaffirms VOSTA LMG as a leading provider of high-tech dredging solutions and we want to thank Conrad for this opportunity. We are looking forward to working closely with the shipyard to supply the best tailor-made dredge equipment to GLDD.”

Delivery of the vessel is scheduled before the end of second quarter 2023.

Photo: Conrad Shipyard