Two new Chinese hopper dredgers launched


On 18 August 2018, two new identical 6.500 m3 trailing suction hopper dredgers have been launched at the shipyard of Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. (ZPMC) in Qidong (Jiangsu Province, China).
The dredgers, named Hang Jun 6008 and Hang Jun 6009, are being built for CCCC Shanghai Dredging Company (SDC).

The realisation of the two vessels takes place in cooperation with Royal IHC from The Netherlands.
IHC has carried out the design and the basic engineering, but it also delivers equipment packages consisting of the entire dredging installation, the electric systems and the dredging automation system, including the control system for one-man operation.
The project is managed by CCCC Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Company.

Both dredgers have a total length of 108,3 meter and a width of 24,5 meter.
Their sailing speed is 12,9 kn and they have a dredging depth of 30 meter.

After their completion, the dredgers are scheduled to carry out both maintenance as well as capital dredging works, amongst other in the Yangtze Estuary channel and for the Shanghai International Shipping Center and the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
But, future deployment is also expected in other countries in Asia.

Source: CCCC Shanghai Dredging Company (SDC), 21 August 2018