30000 cbm TSHD for DEME Dredging

Shipyard and Designer: IHC Dredger

The launch ceremony of the 30000 cbm trailing suction hopper dredger CONGO RIVER took place on 21st January 2011 at IHC Merwede shipyard in Krimpen aan de Ijssel, The Netherlands. IHC Merwede has built the impressive ship for DEME Group and the CONGO RIVER is the largest ships in the fleet.

The CONGO RIVER is an innovative and versatile vessel, which has excellent maneuvrabilitty and is also multifunctional because of its limited length-to-width ratio.

The vessel it is outfitted with two Van der Velden BARKE® rudders.

  • Congo River trailing suction hopper dredger
  • Barke rudders for TSHD

Vessel characteristics

LOA:168.00 m
Lpp:153.30 m
Maximum moulded breadth:38.00 m
Depth:13.30 m
Draft (scantling):12.00 m
Maximum speed ahead:16.60 Knots
Propeller diameter:5.40 m
ME Power:23200 kW

Rudder characteristics

Blade area:30 m²
Torque:1170 kNm
Max. turning angle:2 x 45º


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