Concordia Damen achieves a remarkable feat by converting a Dutch inland shipping barge into a highly efficient Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) for a Nigerian dredging company, offering cost-effective and rapid solutions for the industry. The maritimejournal source.
- Concordia Damen successfully converts a Dutch inland shipping barge into a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) for a Nigerian dredging company, offering cost-efficiency and rapid delivery.
- The complex conversion project, initiated in partnership with Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, equipped the revamped TSHD ‘Sayonara’ with essential dredging equipment, expanding its capacity to approximately 1,400 cubic meters.
- Collaborating with trusted suppliers and undergoing extensive testing, Concordia Damen seamlessly delivered the TSHD ‘Sayonara’ to Nigerian waters, where it now actively contributes to dredging operations in the Lagos lagoon.
Innovative Conversion for Dredging Efficiency
Concordia Damen delivers a remarkable project by converting a Dutch inland shipping barge into a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) for a Nigerian dredging company. This innovative approach offers cost-efficiency and rapid delivery, making it an attractive option for the dredging industry.
Complex Conversion Collaboration
The conversion project, initiated in December 2021, emerged from a partnership facilitated by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem. Damen Dredging supplied all the essential dredging equipment, including trailing suction pipe, gantries, winches, the dredge pump, and valves. The revamped TSHD ‘Sayonara’ now boasts a capacity of approximately 1,400 cubic meters.
Strategic Cooperation with Trusted Suppliers
Concordia Damen worked closely with trusted suppliers, including system integrator Werkina Werkendam, to realize this complex conversion. The vessel underwent significant modifications, including being cut in half and extended by 7.5 meters, creating space for the dredge pump and associated equipment.
Seamless Delivery to Nigerian Waters
Following extensive testing to ensure operational reliability, the special TSHD ‘Sayonara’ was transported to its Nigerian destination in Lagos by Jumbo-SAL-Alliance’s HLV Fairplayer. The vessel is now actively contributing to dredging operations in the Lagos lagoon, showcasing the success of this unique conversion project.
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