IHC Merwede delivers third suction hopper dredger to Dredging Corporation of India
Dredger building company IHC Merwede handed over 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger, Dredge XXI, to Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) at IHC Merwede's Kinderdijk shipyard, the Netherlands on 23 January.
The protocol of Delivery and Acceptance was signed on behalf of DCI by Mr YSR Murthy (see photo below).
The hand over was within the contractual delivery date.
Last in a series of three hopper dredgers
DCI's Dredge XXI is the third and final vessel in a series of trailing suction hopper dredgers of which two are already operating successfully in India.
The vessels are capable of performing – among other tasks – maintenance dredging jobs on the Hooghly River, which is a tributary of the Ganges River in West Bengal.
These new trailing suction hopper dredgers are specially designed for this project, taking into account the Hooghly River's soil properties, strong current and shallow depth.
DCI's dredging vessels will have the capability of delivering high productivity, reliability and efficiency, as well as low-power consumption and operational costs.
IHC Merwede designed, engineered and built the DCI Dredge XXI in The Netherlands. The company was selected on the basis of its reputation for high quality and the reliability of the timely deliveries of all other trailing suction hopper dredgers to DCI.
This news item was originally published on the website of IHC Merwede.
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