Royal IHC names 1,840m3 TSHD MAHURY

News published on
30 October 2015

Royal IHC has named the MAHURY, a 1,840m3 capacity twin-screw trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) on 29 October 2015 at its partner MTG Dolphin's shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria. The new TSHD is Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging's fourth IHC-built vessel. The ceremony was performed by Mrs Gressier, who was invited to perform the naming of the ship due to the close (working) relationship between Dutch Dredging and the Gressier family.

Dutch Dredging named the vessel after its tradition of reusing the names of sold or scrapped ships. The MAHURY is a river in French Guiana, South America, where Dutch Dredging has a long-term contract for maintaining the depth of the approach to the seaport of Dégrad des Cannes. For many years this maintenance project has been carried out by the previous MAHURY. 

The new TSHD had already been successfully launched on 14 August 2015 in Varna. The MAHURY is scheduled for completion on 15 January 2016, eight weeks before the contracted date.

Also see: Royal IHC successfully launches TSHD MAHURY

Main features

 Length  75m
 Breadth  13.4m
 Depth  4.1m
 Draught at dredging mark I, dredging within 15 miles from shore  3.48m
 Draught at dredging mark II, dredging within 8 miles from shore  3.80m
 Hopper capacity at highest overflow level  1,840m3
 Inside diameter of trailing suction pipe  600mm
 Dredging depth  30m
 Total installed power  2,440kW
 Trial speed  9.3knots
 Accommodation  9 people



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