After successful sea trials, the new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Zeeburg is already very busy on her first ever job.
As Dredging Today reported earlier this year, the sand mining company based in Middelburg – Van Ouwerkerk BV – awarded Holland Shipyards Group a contract last year to convert the newly acquired cargo vessel MS Bente into a TSHD.
The new dredger, equipped with a TVD-SP-DN 700 suction pipe installation with a dredging depth of 30 metres, will be used for sand and seashell extraction in the North Sea.
According to Van Ouwerkerk, discharging can be done in both wet and dry conditions.
With the installation of four bottom doors, the ship is equipped with a dredge mark to increase the hopper capacity.
Length: 89.89 m
Width: 14.50 m
Draught: 5.65 m
Dredging depth: 30 m
Suction pipe: Ø700mm