EXCLUSIVE: Baku Shipyard, Damen sign CSD650 deal

The Baku Shipyard LLC and the Damen Shipyards Gorinchem B.V. have signed a contract for the construction of a cutter suction dredger CSD650.

Baku Shipyard photo

This is a self-propelled or stationary vessel that uses a rotating cutter head to loosen the material in the hard ground.

The CSD can work in water depths up to -25 m. The suction ladder incorporates a submerged dredge pump, which works in series with the inboard dredge pump.

In total 3,938 kW of installed power ensures an impressive discharge distance and dredge production of 7,000 m3/h on average, said Damen.

Baku Shipyard said that this type of vessel will be built in Azerbaijan for the first time.

In June of this year, Baku Shipyard, Baku International Sea Trade Port and the Dutch company signed a memorandum of understanding on trilateral cooperation.