Sri Lanka Ports Authority orders dredger

COLOMBO, Nov 20, 2014 (EconomyNext) – Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has ordered a dredger from a Dutch shipyard to be used for harbour dredging and sand mining.

The 4,000 cubic metre capacity Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger from IHC Holland BV is its third from the Dutch builder, an SLPA statement said.

"This third dredger with enhanced dredging depth of 30m can be used for harbour dredging and capital dredging as well as sand mining."

The new dredger will belong to the latest series of IHC hopper dredger ‘Beagle 4’ family with a diesel electric propulsion system and equipped with "remote assistance fault diagnostics and other innovative features." 

The SLPA acquired two dredgers from IHC in 2001 and 2003.

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