Recently delivered Ingeniería de Topografía y Caminos S.A. (T&C) new cutter suction dredger is about to begin its first project, dredging of the Paraguay River.
At the moment, this Damen-built CSD500 is being assembled on location near the capital of Asunción, after transport by road & by sea.
There, T&C will use the dredger for the Costanera Sur project, which aims to prevent flooding by maintenance dredging of the river, and creating an embankment in the process.
According to T&C, this project has a sharp deadline; all sand relocation works, including dredging, have to be finished within two years. In total 9 million m3 of sand will have to be dredged. The total scheme will last five years.
After assembly the local crew will be trained on the job by Damen Field Service Engineers.