Bonn & Mees Lift Spud Towers on to Cutter Suction Dredger for Suez Canal Authority at Royal IHC
This week Bonn & Mees lifted two 150t spud towers on to the newly launched cutter suction dredger (CSD) Hussein Tantawy. The vessel is being built at the Royal IHC shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel near Rotterdam. It is the second of two CSDs ordered by the Suez Canal Authority.
The greatest challenges for the two Bonn & Mees shearleg cranes were the height of the towers and the limited space available for manoeuvring the lift around fittings on the deck of the CSD.
The two CSDs are among the world’s largest vessels of their kind and will be used to maintain and improve the Suez Canal, with a maximum dredging depth of 35m.
Source Bonn & Mees and Royal IHC
Photographs courtesy of Bonn & Mees