Damen Dredging Equipment has supplied a full dredge package for the new Omvac Catorce, a trailing suction hopper dredger built by Spain’s Nodosa Shipyards for the country’s marine engineering and dredging company, Canlemar.
During its construction, Damen worked closely with both owner and builder to maximise versatility and prepare for potential future advances in dredging technology. Now, Omvac Catorce is already working on its first dredging project – deepening and expansion work in the Port of Huelva.
The vessel’s starboard trailing suction pipe can dredge to depths of 30m using a Damen dredge pump which can also be used to empty the 1,200m3 hopper hold by pumping dredged material using the bow coupling connection or the rainbow nozzle. The hopper hold can also be emptied by splitting open the hull and dumping dredged material.
Damen, which worked on a sister dredger, Omvac Diez, at Nordosa ten years ago, shipped the complete dredging package to Galicia where the company’s field service engineers undertook outfitting, commissioning, and trials.
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