Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC on Friday launched a new cutter suction dredger (CSD) Mohab Mameesh for the Suez Canal Authority (SCA).
The 29,190kW heavy-duty rock CSD built at at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen a/d IJssel has been designed in cooperation with SCA, and will be used to maintain and improve the Suez Canal, which connects the Mediterranean and Red seas. The vessel, characterized by its long slender shape and high spud towers, will have an overall length of 147.4 meters and provide a maximum dredging depth of 35 meters. Equipped with one submerged – and two inboard – dredge pumps, the installed cutter power will be 4,800kW.
This CSD is one of two vessels currently under construction at IHC for SCA. The sister vessel, the 26th of July, is expected to be launched in the autumn of 2020.