Two DSC Shark Class dredges hit the water in Bangladesh
DSC Dredge LLC and Deep Diggers Ltd recently celebrated an impressive milestone, the successful launch of two 18” Shark Class dredges in Bangladesh.
The two dredges, which were built by Deep Diggers at their facility in Chattogram, Bangladesh, are powered by a Caterpillar C32 diesel engine with a rated power of 1125hp and a 200hp cutter drive.
It all started in 2019 when DSC Dredge LLC and Deep Diggers Ltd entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for the design and construction of the two Shark Class dredges.
For this project, Deep Diggers Ltd imported all the dredge components from DSC including the Caterpillar diesel engine, dredge pump, gearbox, cutter assembly, winches, hydraulic system and lever room and controls.
On the other hand, all steel fabrication including the hull, side pontoons, ladder and spuds were built by Deep Diggers at their facility in Chattogram. The company installed all the DSC supplied components including the complete hydraulic and electrical systems.
Lastly, DSC provided Product Support for 30 days onsite to help commission the two new dredges and provide crew training.