The necessary evolution of dredging vessels, crucial to the maritime economy

The increase in global trade will lead to increased demand for dredging vessels, a sector that is critical to the global economy as it helps maintain and improve navigation in ports and waterways.

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In addition, dredging vessels play a key role in managing natural hazards such as coastal erosion and sedimentation of rivers and channels.

A scenario in which it is essential to promote more advanced and environmentally friendly technologies to ensure efficiency and safety in dredging operations, as well as to reduce environmental impact.

Fermin Monterrubio, project manager of SENER Naval area, presents in this article the solution for dredging vessels developed by the company for the Mexican Navy: five twin Hopper type dredging vessels with diesel electric propulsion together with the use of electric motors.