Jan De Nul Orders World’s Most Powerful Cutter Suction Dredger

Luxembourg-based dredging and marine construction specialist Jan De Nul Group says it has placed an order for world's largest and most powerful cutter suction dredger. The order was placed at the Croatian shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste. The large self-propelled cutter suction dredger, known as JDN8069, was designed in-house by Jan De Nul. The vessel's total installed … [Read more...]

Powered-Up Dredger Under Construction in China

Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä says they will be providing four 12-cylinder engines aboard a new self-propelled cutter suction dredger that was ordered by Chinese construction firm Jiangsu Haihong Construction Engineering Co. last year.  The 6500 CBM, as it will be called, is currently under construction at the company's yard in China. With 5200 kW of cutter power … [Read more...]

This Dredge Can Fill 7,000 Dump Trucks With Mud Every Day

Built in 1981 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Dredge Wheeler is the Corps' largest "trailing suction" hopper dredge.  This dredge is primarily operated in the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River by a staff of 38 and is capable of removing 100,000 cubic yards of material, or about 7,000 dump truck loads, from a project site each day. Operating like a giant … [Read more...]

Newly-Built Hopper Dredger “Jean Ango” Delivered to Dragages-Ports

The hopper dredger “Jean Ango” has been handed over to its owner, Dragages-Ports. The 1,500 m3 dredger was designed and built in Spain by Astilleros de Murueta, using Damen dredging equipment. The new vessel will maintain the French river Seine between Rouen and Le Havre. The “Jean Ango” has specifically been designed for round the clock … [Read more...]

Damen Fills Dredger Order… In Just Three Weeks

Need a dredger and need it now? Damen has got you covered - at least they did for a customer in China recently. Damen says that they have shipped the cutter suction dredger "Fen He" from Rotterdam to China within just three weeks of receiving the order.  The dredger, a Damen CSD405 design, was ordered by the Water Board in Taiyaun, China where a growing sediment problem in … [Read more...]