Sea trials underway for Damen Marine Aggregate Dredger

Damen has just released these amazing photos from the sea trials of one of their latest Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD).

Focusing on safety and comfort, this new dredger will be working for UK-based Hanson, said Damen.

The company will use the vessel to conduct offshore aggregate extraction in water depths up to -55 metres in the North Sea and English Channel.

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Damen’s MAD range applies innovative maritime engineering to ensure safe, comfortable operations even in adverse conditions.

Safety is further enhanced by the positioning of all dredge pipes above main deck. The equipment itself is protected by the MAD’s enclosed bow, said Damen.

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Damen Shipyards Group launched the dredger at its Galati yard in Romania in September 2020..

Photo: Damen