McDermott Shipyard Lays Dredge Keel
Officials of McDermott Shipyard and American Dredging Company of Camden, N.J., recently celebrated the keel-laying for a 294- foot, self-propelled, diesel-electric, split-hull hopper dredge at McDermott's Morgan City, La., yard.
Scheduled for completion by March 1987, the trailing dredge, with a hopper capacity of 3,990 cubic yards, will be used to deepen, maintain, and improve waterways.
It will accommodate a crew of 21 and have an American Bureau of Shipping Maltese Cross A-l Ocean Going classification in addition to a U.S. Coast Guard Ocean classification with unattended automated engine room. The vessel, which has a molded breadth of 54 feet and depth of 22 feet, can dredge to a depth of 70 feet and is equipped with underwater dredge pumps on the drag arms. Its gross tonnage is 2,746, with a lightship displacement of 2,400- tons and loaded displacement of 7,787 tons.
The 10,500-horsepower dredge is propelled by two 2,600-horsepower Nigata Electric drives. Its six main Caterpillar generators product 7,500 kilowatts of power. The vessel can carry 180,000 gallons of fuel and 27,000 gallons of fresh water.
American Dredging Company has been engaged for 119 years in the business of excavating solid material in, out or through rivers, harbors and seas to deepen and maintain ship channels, create harbors, provide fill for rights-of-way, take cables and pipelines across rivers, harbors and other bodies of water, restore and maintain beaches, dig canals, and drill, blast and remove subaqueous rock to improve channels, harbors, coastal areas and marine basins.
McDermott Shipyard, a division of McDermott Marine Construction, specializes in the construction and repair of large tugs, supply boats, barges, dredges, and a wide variety of oceangoing work vessels.
McDermott Marine Cosntruction is a major operating unit of McDermott International, Inc., a leading energy services company. The company and its subsidiaries provide worldwide engineering and construction services for industrial and commercial facilities onshore and to the oil and gas industry offshore.
They also manufacture steam generating equipment, tubular products, insulating products, and process control systems, and provide trading services for markets around the world.
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