DEME’s CSD Amazone in top form, ready for New Lock Terneuzen job

DEME Group has just announced that its well-known cutter suction dredger (CSD) Amazone is ready for its next challenge.

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After the 10-year special survey and some essential repairs, including a period in dry dock in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, the Amazone is back in top form.

“As the Amazone sets sail to dredge at the New Lock Terneuzen project, we would very much like to thank the DEME team and our partners for all their great work during the survey and repairs,” the company said.

The CSD will be deployed in Terneuzen alongside three of DEME’s trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs).

As from mid-September the vessels will start removing the remaining land on the north and south side of the New Lock.

The dredging works will create the new shipping access towards the lock.

The New Lock Terneuzen is key to unlocking better access from the Western Scheldt to the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal and beyond, said DEME.