Damen contracted to deliver cutter suction dredger to T&C in Paraguay
For decades parts of the city have flooded annually due to their proximity to the river. As a result, residential and industrial areas have gradually moved away from the waterside, paving the way for the creation of a 7.5 embankment to prevent flooding. Mr Francisco J. Griño, Vice President of T&C explains, “We are very proud to be taking part in this project, which is contributing significantly to the sustainability and economic prosperity of Asunción. As well as keeping the city safe and dry, the barrier will enable a better circulation of traffic, facilitating better trade in the capital and generally improving the quality of life.”
Cutter Suction Dredger 500
At T&C Damen’s team will assemble the dredger and provide training to the crew in its use
Upon arrival, Damen’s team will assemble the dredger and provide training to the crew in its use. T&C is a new client for Damen. Over the last few years, the shipbuilder has opened a number of markets in South America, selling dredgers in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and now Paraguay.
Facilitating the fast delivery of the dredger is Damen’s practice of building standard – proven – vessels for stock. The company is able to customise its products for its clients’ specific requirements using modular options. In this case, Damen is adding, amongst other things, anchor booms, a spud carriage pontoon and a deck crane.