During November 2015 Damen Shipyards Group launched yje ice class Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers TSHD 2000 for Russian Port Agency FSUE Rosmorport.

Song Thu Corporation shipyard in Da Nang, Vietnam is building the Damen TSHD 2000 under Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS).

Following delivery, the 2,000m³ Severnaya Dvina will maintain navigational depths and provide safe shipping in the Arkhangelsk Seaport basin and approaches.

The launching ceremony on 9 November 2015 was attended by the Consul-General of the Russian Federation in Da Nang Andrey Brovarets, FSUE “Rosmorport” General Director Andrey Tarasenko, representatives from RMRS, Damen and from Damen’s business cooperation Song Thu Corporation shipyard.

FSUE Rosmorport awarded the contract to Damen following an open tender in 2013. The TSHD 2000 design is tailored to meet the high specifications required to operate the vessels in the severe weather conditions of Russia’s northern region, with air temperatures ranging from -30°C to +40°C.

Severnaya Dvina has a reinforced bow with ICE 1 notation so it can continue dredging in waters approaching freezing point, and then relocate with icebreaker support.

Fitted with a complete Damen Dredging Equipment dredge and instrumentation package, the vessel is designed for efficient operation and ease of maintenance, including a 600mm trailing pipe and hydraulic winches, a low pressure Damen inboard dredge pump for the most efficient hopper loading process, telescopic overflow and five rod-actuated bottom doors.

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