Weeks Marine’s new hopper dredger R.B. Weeks hits the water

Eastern Shipbuilding Group yesterday held a christening and launching of the Weeks Marine latest hopper dredger – the R.B. Weeks.

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The dredger, measuring 356 feet long by 79.5 feet wide and with a draft of 27 feet 3 inches, is an identical vessel to the Magdalen that was delivered to Weeks in 2017.

Like the Magdalen, the R.B. Weeks will be equipped with Royal IHC designed and built equipment.

This includes the complete and highly efficient dredging installation, dredging automation and instrumentation, propulsion and main electrical system.

The delivery of TSHD R.B. Weeks is scheduled for late 2022/early 2023.

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