Successful naming and launch ceremony for MIONDO by IHC Merwede


IHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the stationary cutter suction dredger, MIONDO, in a ceremony on 16 May 2012 at its shipyard in Sliedrecht, The Netherlands.
The company is building the innovative vessel for Marina & Ports Services Ltd, which is based in England.

The ceremony was performed by Mrs E. Currie, the wife of Mr D. Currie, Managing Director of Marina & Ports Services Ltd.

The contract for the design, construction and delivery of the vessel was signed between Marina & Ports Services Ltd and IHC Beaver Dredgers in March 2011.
The keel was laid on 6 October 2011 and the ship will be delivered in the third quarter of 2012.

The MIONDO is a custom-built IHC BeaverŪ with a capacity of 4,836kW and it is capable of dredging a wide range of materials.
The vessel is equipped with two Cutter SpecialŪ dredge pumps, which are specially designed with a large sphere passage for cutter suction dredging operations.
The anchor boom allows it to operate in remote areas with limited support equipment.

Additional information:

Type: Cutter suction dredger
Owner: Marine & Ports Services Ltd
Built by: IHC Beaver Dredgers, Sliedrecht
Year: 2012

Total installed power:4.836 kW
Length o.a.: 63,7 m
Breadth: 14,0 m
Suction pipe: 1 x 650 mm
Dredging depth: 17,0 m

Source: IHC Merwede, 1 May 2012