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Wenchong delivers record dredger

Hong Kong: Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard has built the largest Trail Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) in China to date. Wenchong delivered an 85-meter depth TSHD, namely MV Tongcheng, to compatriot CCCC Tianjin Dredging Company Limited. ?The LOA of the dredger reaches 162.3m, with 28.5m in breadth and 15m in depth. The tank capacity comes up to 18,000 CBM, namely 26,100-ton mud. ?The dredger is fitted with double propellers, double drag heads and self-propelling system. The ship will be operated in Chinese coastal ports for dredging and reclamation, with ocean going navigation area. ?MV Tongcheng is equipped with China's largest 7500kw shaft generator and square mud gates. The 85-meter dredging depth is a new record in Asia as well. [28/07/10]

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