Seattle, Wash., basedManson Construction Co has actually gotten with Keppel AmFELS to construct a 15,000 cu.yd self-propelled receptacle dredge at its Brownsville, Texas, shipyard, that will certainly be the biggest in procedure in the UNITED STATE
To be called Frederick Paup, the dredge has actually been created in partnership with Hockema Whalen Myers Associates,Inc of Seattle and also has a size of 420 feet, breadth of 81 feet and also draft of 28.5 feet.
The dredge is slated to be completely functional by springtime 2023 and also marks Manson’s solitary most significant financial investment in its 115-year background. A UNITED STATE bank-led submission is offering funding.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Keppel AmFELS, due to their impressive vessel construction capabilities,” stated John Holmes,Manson Construction Co head of state. “Their value proposition is strengthened by our shared focus on safety.”
“This dredge is the culmination of years of work by our dedicated team and I am honored to bear its name,” mentioned the dredge’s name, Manson’s chairman of the board,Frederick Paup “We are proud that it will be U.S. built, U.S. flagged, and U.S. crewed, and will support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ mission of keeping the marine transportation highway open throughout the United States.”
Mohamed Sahlan Bin Salleh, head of state of Keppel AmFELS stated, “We are pleased to be selected by Manson Construction Co. to build the largest U.S hopper dredger. It is a testament to the capabilities of our shipyard to build a wide variety of vessels for the Jones Act market. This project will be supported by our highly-skilled local workforce and suppliers across the U.S. This is our first newbuild project with Manson and we look forward to supporting them as they grow their fleet of vessels.”
“HWMA congratulates Manson Construction Co. and Keppel AmFELS on commencing this major hopper dredge project,” stated Hal Hockema, head of state of Hockema Whalen Myers Associates (HWMA). “We are gratified that Manson chose HWMA to design the Frederick Paup in conjunction with Manson’s internal engineering and operations groups. Our longstanding relationship with Manson covers more than two decades of successful hopper dredge design and other engineering work. Complex projects like this provide an opportunity to offer our superior engineering and client relations capabilities. I also want to personally thank our design team at HWMA, and especially our project managers, Craig Pomeroy and Michael Minnig, for their fine work in developing this design. Our focus at HWMA is to ensure that the Frederick Paup will be a major force in the dredging market for decades to come.”