April 5, 2016 - Rebecca Baker
Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging has officially commissioned the company’s new trailing suction hopper dredger Mahury.
The 1,840m³ twin-screw TSHD – built at IHC’s partner shipyard MTG Dolphin in Varna, Bulgaria – is the fourth TSHD of Dutch Dredging built by IHC, following the Albatros, Amazone and Lesse.
Dutch Dredging named the vessel after its tradition of reusing the names of sold or scrapped ships.
MAHURY is a river in French Guiana, South America, where Dutch Dredging has a long-term contract for maintaining the depth of the approach to the seaport of Dégrad des Cannes.
The vessel – equipped with the newest electronic system for positioning, sounding and execution of dredging work – will be capable of dredging with one trailing suction pipe up to depths of 30 meters, delivering the spoil either into the hopper, or directly overboard.