New GTLK dredger hits the water

A launching ceremony of the new self-propelled dredger of Project 93.159 – ordered by State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK) – took place yesterday at Arkhangelsk Region based Lotos Shipyard.


According to the company’s official press release, the ceremony was attended by GTLK General Director Yevgeny Ditrikh.

Specifications of the Project 93.159:

  • LOA – 50.00 m;
  • breadth – 11.88 m;
  • depth – 2.97 m;
  • average draft (fully fueled) -1.30 m;
  • dredging depth (max) – 10 m;
  • dredging depth (min) – 2.0 m;
  • performance – 900 cbm/hour.

Lotos Shipyard (Southern Centre of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair, part of USC) is currently building four dredgers of Projects 93.159 and 93.159.1.

The order for four self-propelled bucket-wheel and cutterhead dredgers was placed with the shipyard by State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK).

Upon delivery, the dredgers will perform maintenance dredging on Russia’s inland waterways.

The engineering design was developed by Royal IHC, said the company.