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Damen TSHD 1000 Sommers for Rosmorport launched

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The Sommers

The Sommers

Damen TSHD 1000 Sommers launched at Krasnoye Sormove Shipyard

First of a three vessel order for Rosmorport

A Damen Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 1000 was launched at the Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard on 29 January. The TSHD, named Sommers, is the lead vessel of a series of three TSHDs 1000 being built for Rosmorport.

The TSHDs are scheduled for delivery this year, the contract between Rosmorport and Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard having been signed in April 2014. Keel laying of the Sommers was held in November 2014. The other two dredgers are to be named Kronshlot and Kadosh respectively.

The dredger is 62.6 metres in length, with a 14 metre draught, a hopper capacity of 1, 000 m3, and a deadweight of  1, 685 tonnes. The 500 mm diameter trailing pipe  works at a maximum dredging depth of  -20 metres. It is connected to  a diesel-driven Damen dredge pump, type BP5045MD, designed for both hopper loading and discharging purposes. The TSHD 1000 series are able to operate at water temperatures between -2 ° C to + 20 ° C.

All three of the vessels will be tailored to meet client requirements and to operate in local climatic conditions. The TSHD 1000 vessels will feature a state-of-the-art package of dredging solutions, including dumping through bottom doors or a pre-dumping door and pumping ashore through a bow coupling  unit as well as rainbowing.

The yard is on schedule to deliver all three TSHDs on time. The vessels will perform maintenance dredging in the basins and access channels of the ports of Ust-Luga, Big Port St. Petersburg and Tuapse.

Damen Shipyards Group

Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9, 000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 5, 000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.

For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.

In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a worldwide network of 15 repair and conversion yards with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1, 500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.

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