Great Lakes Exercises Option to Build Second Hopper Dredge

(Image: C-Job Naval Architects)

(Image: C-Job Naval Architects)

The United States’ biggest digging up service provider, Great Lakes Dredge & & Dock Corporation, introduced Tuesday that it has actually exercised its alternative to construct a 2nd 6,500-cubic-yard-capacity tracking suction receptacle dredge (TSHD) at Conrad Shipyard in Amelia, La.

Expected to be provided in the very first quarter of 2025, the brand-new vessel will certainly be a sibling ship to the Galveston Island, currently incomplete with distribution in very early 2023.

This newbuild corresponds the Galveston Island as well as will certainly include 2 800mm suction pipelines as well as will certainly have the ability to dig up at midsts of approximately 100 feet, with major measurements of about 346 feet in size, 69 feet in breadth, 23 feet detailed as well as 16,500 complete set up horse power.

The dig up will certainly be geared up with a straight high-power pump-ashore setup, digging up system automation, vibrant placing as well as tracking, UNITED STATE EPA Tier IV certified engines, as well as added attributes made to reduce the effect of its dredging procedure on the atmosphere. The Tier 4-compliant engines considerably lower the vessel’s environment impact, while various other bundled attributes reduce turbidity as well as aquatic types entrainment. Best- in-class lodgings include single-occupancy staterooms, an exercise area, as well as a cutting-edge theater with elevated seats that functions as a training center.

Lasse Petterson, President as well as Chief Executive Officer commented, “As the leader in the U.S. Dredging industry, Great Lakes continues to strategically invest in its dredging fleet. This highly automated newbuild vessel will be well-suited to multi-use applications on various project types. It will be deployed for channel deepening, maintenance dredging, beach nourishment, and coastal restoration projects to meet our nations’ maritime infrastructure needs. This vessel reinforces our commitment to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the robust U.S. dredging market.

“Construction of the Galveston Island at Conrad has progressed on schedule and on budget. We are very pleased with the quality of construction and our strong partnership with Conrad.”

Great Lakes’ hopper dredge fleet consisting of the ATB Tug Douglas B. Mackie as well as 15,000-cubic-yard-capacity barge Ellis Island as well as the Galveston, Liberty, Terrapin, Dodge as well as Padre Islands, make up the biggest receptacle fleet in the united state dredging sector.

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