On Friday 24 January, THECLA BODEWES SHIPYARDS in Harlingen launched the 3000 m3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD)
This dredger has been designed with the state of the art technology. It is equipped with a smart diesel-electric system,
developed in close collaboration between Barkmeijer Shipyards and D&A Electric, that efficiently regulates the energy supply for
sailing, dredging and unloading the ship. As a result, energy and fuel consumption is optimized and the ship’s emissions are
greatly reduced. By applying this sustainable technology to the propulsion’s system, the TSHD is ready for the future.
For the control and monitoring of the dredging process, Barkmeijer Shipyards in collaboration with some of The Netherlands
leading system specialists, has developed an intelligent automation package to not only provide high dredging performance but
enable the dredging, sailing and maintenance operations to be handled by a limited crew of only 7-8 members.
This TSHD has been built especially for extracting sand and gravel at sea, with a capacity of 3,000 m3 per hour. An underwater
pump, mounted in the suction pipe, brings the sand / gravel mixture to a sieve, which separates the sand and gravel and
deposits the the preferred cargo into the hopper (cargo hold of the dredger) and discharges the unwanted material back into
the sea. Then during the trip to the port of discharge, the water is removed from sand or gravel, so that the cargo can be
unloaded “dry” by the ship’s onboard ship-to-shore discharge system.
This remarkable dredger has a length of 105.90 meters, is 15.85 meters wide and has a draft of 6.94 meters with ample
accommodation on board for 14 crew members. It was developed in the Netherlands and built in collaboration with Dutch
suppliers, mainly from the north of the Netherlands. The design and construction of the dredger, build number 347, was
undertaken by Barkmeijer Shipyards in Stroobos, part of the Thecla Bodewes Shipyards Group. In April 2019 the hull was towed
to their shipyard in Harlingen, where the ship was completed by order of De Hoop Terneuzen B.V. - a total supplier of products
and services for construction (
The dredger will be completed and commissioned in the coming months – ready to join the De Hoop's fleet before the summer
of 2020.
De Hoop Terneuzen B.V. strengthens its fleet with Anchorage - a sophisticated Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger built by Thecla
Bodewes Shipyards Group. |
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