Royal IHC has just released these amazing photos of the Suez Canal Authority’s new cutter suction dredger (CSD) Hussein Tantawy.
“With the sea trials in sight, we are now in the final stage of commisioning the vessel,” said Royal IHC in their latest announcement.
The CSD is one of two vessels that SCA ordered from IHC. Her sister vessel, Mohab Mameesh, was delivered to Suez Canal Authority in March.
Like the Mohab Mameesh, the Hussein Tantawy is a 29,190kW heavy-duty rock CSD and will be used to maintain and improve the Suez Canal. They are among the largest vessels of their kind and were both specifically designed by IHC in close cooperation with SCA.
The vessel, characterized by its long slender shape and high spud towers, will have an overall length of 147.4 meters and provide a maximum dredging depth of 35 meters.
Equipped with one submerged and two inboard dredge pumps, the dredger will have installed cutter power of 4,800kW.