EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: The largest TSHD in USA is officially on the water

The Manson’s hopper dredge Frederick Paup is officially on the water.

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The hopper was transferred from the erection site at the AmFELS (a member of the Seatrium Group) shipyard to the floating drydock Solomon P. Ortiz in Brownsville, TX.

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Once complete, the Frederick Paup (128m in length, 25m breadth and about 9m draught, hopper volume of 11,500m3) will be the largest self-propelled hopper dredge in the U.S.A.

The vessel represents Manson’s single biggest investment in its 117-year history.