dws-ihc-tshd-hang-jun-6008-sea-trail-770pxNew 6,500 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Hang Jun 6008 has successfully completed sea trials in the area outside the Yangtze Estuary in China. 

The new dredger left the Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) shipyard last August. Basic engineering and dredging automation systems for the vessels have been supplied by Royal IHC in the Netherlands.

Hang Jun 6008 is the first of the two 6500 m3 TSHD’s for IHC's customer China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC), a subsidiary of CCCC Shanghai Dredging Company. The second TSHD, the Hang Jun 6009, will go on sea trials this March.

dws-ihc-tshd-hang-jun-6008-construction-350px  Twin dredgers Hang Jun 6008 and 6009 when launched at the ZPMC shipyard in Jiangsu Qidong in August last year.

In cooperation with Royal IHC
The realisation of the two vessels takes place in cooperation with Royal IHC from The Netherlands.

IHC has carried out the design and the basic engineering, but it also delivers equipment packages consisting of the entire dredging installation, the electric systems and the dredging automation system, including the control system for one-man operation.

The project is managed by CCCC Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Company.

Maintenance and capital dredging
After their completion, the dredgers are scheduled to carry out both maintenance as well as capital dredging works, amongst other in the Yangtze Estuary channel and for the Shanghai International Shipping Center and the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

Future deployment is also expected in other countries in Asia.

(Photos: Royal IHC/China Daily)

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