BREAKING NEWS: Van Oord’s Utrecht arrives at Itajaí-Açu Port Complex

A massive trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) has arrived at the Itajaí-Açu Port Complex to facilitate ongoing maintenance operations in the access channel to the terminals.

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According to the Port, TSHD Utrecht’s mission is to ensure the safe passage of large vessels entering and exiting the Port Complex.

Additionally, the work is set to mitigate flood impacts by restoring the channel’s depth to 14 meters and enhancing the drainage capacity of rainwater from the Itajaí Valley.

“Maintaining the river’s depth between 13 and 14 meters is essential. We have an ongoing dredging contract until December this year with Van Oord, a Dutch company ranked among the top five dredging firms globally,” said Fábio da Veiga, Superintendent of the Port of Itajaí.

Operating along the access channel, the vessel will also conduct dredging in Maneuvering Basins I, located in front of the Ports of Itajaí and Navegantes.