Belle Chasse, La.-based C&C Marine and Repair has released some more details on its recent delivery of the new 24,000 horsepower (18,000 kW) cutter suction dredge General MacArthur to Callan Marine (see earlier story).
Measuring 290 by 72 by 16 feet, the dredge has a digging depth of 97 feet, a suction diameter of 34 inches and a discharge diameter of 32 inches.
C&C Marine and Repair completed construction of the vessel’s hull and superstructure in less than sixteen months.
Designed by Downey Engineering, based in Metairie, La., the vessel features three MAK diesel-electric engines, along with two Caterpillar diesel driven generators.
The vessel’s accommodations include a total of 33 beds, a galley, gym and TV/rec room, conference room, laundry facilities, engineer’s office, captain’s stateroom, and chief engineer’s stateroom.
The vessel has been outfitted with a soft-core joiner system throughout the accommodation spaces for added crew comfort and safety.
All major dredging equipment on the project was supplied and installed by SPI/Mobile Pulley Works.
All major electrical equipment was supplied by M&I Electrical. Installation of all electrical equipment was done by Versatech Inc.
The General MacArthur is the second dredge to built by C&C Marine and Repair in the past 16 months. The shipbuilder previously delivered the J.S. Chatry to Weeks Marine in February of 2019.
The J.S. Chatry is a 22,000 hp, 310 -by 72- by 17-foot cutterhead suction dredge, with a discharge diameter of 30 inches. C&C Marine and Repair completed construction of the vessel’s hull and superstructure in less than 18 months.
C&C Marine and Repair has been building support vessels and components for the dredging industry since 1997. What started as repairs to existing dredges evolved into the fabrication and construction of hopper barges, deck barges, anchor barges, supply barges, and idler barges for various customers in the dredging industry. The company’s facilities are designed to perform all new construction under roof.
“C&C Marine’s facilities are well suited to handle new construction dredge projects,” says Tony Cibilich, owner of C&C Marine and Repair. “We’ve been able to develop a build strategy that is efficient and cost effective for our customers.”