CEMEX, Damen And LR Collaborate On Next Generation Dredger Design

Lloyd’s Register is a leading international provider of classification, and compliance to the marine industry and provided the classification for the new dredger being built by Damen.

LR provided integral support to Damen during the design concept stage, helping to optimise the dredger to maximise payload through structural efficiency. The dredger will also benefit from no ballast operations, helping to deal with increasing environmental concerns around biosecurity. The vessel design also meets LR’s ECO notation requirements that recognise the increased environmental drivers influencing modern dredging and the evolution of dredging designs. High levels of crew and accommodation comfort not usually associated with aggregate dredging will be also be provided through LR notations.

Additionally, LR has provided assistance with statutory challenges, taking a proactive approach on regulatory engagement. One example related to vessel coaming height and the application of the DR68 International standard – this is normally only applicable to hopper dredgers but based on LR support Flag agreement has been obtained through an agreement with the MCA.

The steel cutting will take place in May and the vessel is expected to be delivered at the end of 2019.