Arco Avon - Conversion To Dredging Loadline

Category: Dredger


Modification of four (4) dredgers to enable a reduction from the International freeboard to UK dredging freeboard enabling an increase in hopper capacity from 2300 cu.m. to 2700 cu.m.


Changing dredging draft from 6.28m to 6.90m allowing an increase in hopper capacity from 2300 to 2700 m3 involving new steelwork, dump valves to enable reduction in freeboard, revised strength, hopper coaming changes to accommodate increase hopper capacity, inclining tests and stability booklets.

Seadrec provided the complete design of the dredger as well as incorporating Seadrec dredging equipment.Vessel built at Appledore Shipbuilders, UK and then transported by heavy lift ship to Cuba.

Main Dimensions

Length Overall = 98.
Draft = 6.28 (International, Summer), 6.90 (Dredging)
Hopper Capacity 2300 cum.(original) 2700 cu.m. (New)

  • Seadrec Limited

    Unit 21, Sir James Clark Building
    Abbey Mill Business Centre,
    PA1 1TJ
    United Kingdom

    Tel: +44 (0) 141 887 4131
    Fax: +44 (0) 141 887 6437

  • Project

    Modification of four (4) trailing suction hopper dredgers to enable loading to a reduced freeboard

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Client

    Hanson Aggregates Marine

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