Posted on September 28, 2015
By Larz Bourne, Maritime Journal
The Netherlands’ Royal IHC has launched the 1,840m3 capacity twin-screw trailing suction hopper dredger’ Mahury’ at partner shipyard MTG Dolphin Shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria.
The vessel is being built for Baggerbedrijf de Boer (Dutch Dredging) and is that company’s fourth IHC-built vessel, following Albatros, Lesse and Amazone. Mahury is an upgraded version of the Albatros, which was delivered in 2013 and was well received by the customer. The Mahury includes two dredging marks in its design that allows the vessel to operate at different distances from the shore, while still adhering to regulations. The first dredging mark is for operating within 15 miles from shore, and the second within 8 miles from shore.
“Dutch Dredging required an efficient, versatile dredger, with high levels of productivity and the Mahury will serve as an excellent addition to its expanding fleet of IHC-built vessels,” says André Kik, product director at IHC. “The relationship between our two companies is based on high levels of trust and cooperation, and we are proud to work alongside Dutch Dredging as one team.”
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