[VIDEO] Royal IHC-built CSD arrives in Suez Canal
The Suez Canal Authority welcomed the second cuter suction dredger (CSD) Hussein Tantawy. The vessel will join the earlier delivered CSD Mohab Mameesh as soon as it completes final commissioning.
SCA now possesses two of the most highly competitive vessels in the world, ready to take on their tasks ahead. Both the Hussein Tantway, and the earlier delivered CSD Mohab Mameesh are 29,190kW heavy-duty rock cutters suction dredgers with a total installed cutter power of 4,800kW. The vessels are characterized by their long (147.7 meters) and slender shape and have the ability to dredge at a depth of 35 meters.
Hussein Tantawy has been transported to Egypt by the heavy load carrier Tai An Kou. Following final commissioning it will be used to maintain and improve the Suez Canal, which connects the Mediterranean and Red seas.
Commenting during the handover of the vessel, Royal IHC CEO Gerben Eggink, noted that SCA’s work on maintaining the Suez Canal is vital to economies around the world. This became even more clear this past year when the canal was blocked.
“This vessel will only further enable the SCA to continue to deliver a valuable contribution to this region,” Eggink said.
The SCA noted that the vessel arrived on Tuesday morning and is heading to the Great Lake where it will be floated and separated from the heavy load carrier.
Bellow is the video of the CSD Hussein Tantway’s arrival to Suez Canal.