From barge to dredger: Damen's “Sayonara”
Concordia Damen has successfully converted a Dutch barge into a Nigerian trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) named “Sayonara”, which is now operational in the Lagos lagoon.
This conversion project, initiated through Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, offers numerous benefits, including rapid delivery and cost savings compared to building a new dredger.
The vessel incorporates Damen Dredging equipment, such as a 500 mm trailing suction pipe, gantries, winches, a dredge pump, and valves.
After extensive collaboration with trusted suppliers and cutting and extending the vessel to accommodate the dredge pump, the refitted TSHD now has a capacity of approximately 1,400 cbm. (pb)