Christening of new Orion Marine dredger set for tomorrow

Orion Marine Group has completed the commissioning of its newest cutter suction dredger (CSD) Lavaca. The christening ceremony of the new vessel will took place tomorrow, November 10th 2022, in Port Lavaca, Texas at 1:30 in the afternoon.

The Shearer Group photo

The Lavaca has been outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology including:

  • onboard continuous survey monitoring systems,
  • dredge pump,
  • draw works, and
  • cutter automation systems with fully electric draw works and spud winch systems, etc.

These systems allow the dredge to operate more efficiently in both maintenance and virgin material projects.

The design of the dredge from its modular quarters, walkways, access and egress points, ventilation, handrail & fendering systems have all been engineered specifically with an emphasis on “Safety”.

Stay tuned for more details from tomorrow’s ceremony!

Photo: The Shearer Group