DEME’s new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ‘Bonny River’ was launched on April 15 at COSCO Guangdong Heavy Industry shipyard in China.
The 15,000 cubic-meter dual fuel dredger is named after the Nigerian river of the same name.
Thanks to the hull’s optimized design, the ‘Bonny River’ will have a transport capacity of 24,000 tonnes. Having a limited depth when loaded, the newbuild will be highly suitable for coastal protection assignments, even in regions with shallow beaches.
When delivered later in 2018, the vessel will carry a ‘Green Passport’ and a ‘Clean Design’ classification, a certification for owners and contractors which make the conscious decision to build and operate their ships in an environmentally friendly way.