Successful naming and launch ceremony for MIONDO by IHC Merwede
IHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the stationary cutter suction dredger, MIONDO, in a ceremony on 16 May 2012 at its shipyard in Sliedrecht, The Netherlands. The company is building the innovative vessel for Marina & Ports Services Ltd, which is based in England.
The ceremony was performed by Mrs E. Currie, the wife of Mr D. Currie, Managing Director of Marina & Ports Services Ltd.
The contract for the design, construction and delivery of the vessel was signed between Marina & Ports Services Ltd and IHC Beaver Dredgers in March 2011. The keel was laid on 6 October 2011 and the ship will be delivered in the third quarter of 2012.
The MIONDO is a custom-built IHC Beaver® with a capacity of 4,836kW and it is capable of dredging a wide range of materials. The vessel is equipped with two Cutter Special® dredge pumps, which are specially designed with a large sphere passage for cutter suction dredging operations. The anchor boom allows it to operate in remote areas with limited support equipment.
|Type||Stationary cutter suction dredger|
|Customer||Marine & Ports Services Ltd|
|Builder||IHC Dredgers B.V.|
|Maximum dredging depth||17m|
|Suction pipe diameter||650mm|
|Total installed power||4,836kW|