Dredger of the Month: Bonny River

Bonny River Terneuzen. Credit: Bert Visser

DEME’s latest vessel, trailing suction hopper dredger Bonny River, has been sent on its first mission. In the Netherlands, the multi functional work horse will help upgrade the Terneuzen lock.

On 20 June 2019, DEME Group’s newest trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Bonny River was put to work on its first project, the realisation of a new maritime lock in Terneuzen, the Netherlands.

The contract for the design, construction, and delivery of the 15,000 m3 hopper capacity vessel was awarded by DEME in the beginning of 2016 to Royal IHC and the vessel was launched on 15 April 2018.

In early 2019, it successfully carried out sailing and dredging trials after which it arrived on 13 June 2019 in Zeebrugge. DPC paid a visit to Bonny River, at the end of June in Terneuzen, to find out more about this dredger and its activities for the new lock project.

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