Galveston, Texas, based dredging contractor Callan Marine reports that construction is underway on the General Bradley, a new 28 inch dredge that will join the fleet in 2021. The news comes within weeks of the entry into service of the company’s new 32 inch dredge, General Macarthur.
The dredge is being built by Hagler Systems at the Halimar Shipyard in Morgan City, La., with the main engineering of the dredge design and supplying of key dredge components by APT Offshore BV. Construction is already in full progress and the dredge is anticipated to begin work in early 2021
The General Bradley is diesel-electric driven and will have three ABC 12DZC engines installed with a total of 9,260 horsepower. At 341 ft in length with a 6.6 ft draft, the General Bradley will focus on brown water division projects and is suited for both maintenance and capital dredging projects.
“The General Bradley is a demonstration of our commitment to capital improvement projects along the Gulf Coast region,” said Maxie McGuire, President of Callan Marine. “The Bradley will transcend our ‘middle market’ offering and truly be a difference-maker in large river and ship channel dredging.”
The General Bradley will join the ranks of Callan Marine’s other dredges: the 32 inch General MacArthur, the 18 inch General Pershing, the 16 inch General Patton, and the 12 inch General Eisenhower.