EXCLUSIVE: Työvene’s first ever TSHD hits the water

Työvene’s first ever trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) was successfully launched on September 19, 2023. The dredger will be used to maintain the depth in the Vistula Lagoon Canal and fairway in Poland.

Photo: Kasper Dudzik

The TSHD, named Ursa, is a steel construction made to withstand a high level of wear and tear. The vessel is also tailor-made and designed to facilitate the very specific requirements put in place by the Maritime Office in Gdynia, said Työvene.

“Among other things the vessel must be able to conduct dredging operations in very shallow waters,” said Antti Vikainen, project manager at Työvene.

“Työvene is always looking to expand into new segments, and building dredgers has the potential to broaden our customer base and create new business opportunities,” added Juha Granqvist, CEO of Työvene.

Photo: Kasper Dudzik

This is the first time Työvene has built a dredger and to make sure that the highest standards were met Työvene cooperated with two Dutch companies with expertise in in the field: C-Job is a design company with experience in dredger designs and Holland Marine Technologies BV is supplying the dredging related equipment.