Russian yard completes advanced dredge series

Kadosh is third in a series of Damen TSHD 1000 design dredges Kadosh is third in a series of Damen TSHD 1000 design dredges

DECEMBER 13, 2016 — Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard, (which is part of Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation) has delivered the Kadosh, the third of three state-of-the-art trailing suction hopper dredges, to FSUE Rosmorport.

Built to Damen Shipyards TSHD 1000 design, the dredges have a LOA of 62.6 m, beam of 14 m, draft of 4.25 m and a hopper capacity of 1,000 cu.m. They are able to dredge to a depth of 20 m and operate inwater temperatures of -2 ° C to + 20 ° C.

The first two dredges in the series, the Sommers and the Kronshlot, have already been deployed by Rosmorport in sea areas of and approaches to Makhachkala and Ust-Luga seaports.

Experts have given them high marks for the operational characteristics their dredging equipment, and the excellent performance of both general shipboard systems and specific systems related to loosening, excavation and dumping of material.

The Kadosh is intended for operation at the port of Tuapse.

Located on the Volga River, Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard is one of Russia's oldest shipbuilding companies, with a reference list that includes more than three hundred submarines and rescue vessels including 25 nuclear vessels .

Currently, the shipyard specializes in commercial vessels meeting the requirements of international conventions on reliability and safety.

The shipyard management says that Krasnoye Sormovo has now added new experience and competence in construction of modern dredging equipment to its capabilities and that the yard has sufficient facilities to execute similar orders in the future.

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