DEME’s giant TSHD Mellina looks like a newbuild

DEME group’s trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Mellina looks like a newbuild after undergoing its special survey at the Shipyard Reimerswaal in the Netherlands.


A joint DEME and shipyard team had to work to a very tight schedule during a complex survey, which had to integrate the Electrical & Automation scope with mechanical and steel planning work.

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“Then highlighting how DEME teams work together, the sea trials were combined with a production run in the Thornton dredging area on behalf of our marine aggregates’ specialist DEME Building Materials, optimising our fleet usage,” the Belgian giant said.