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Load-out CSD Hussein Tantawy

Jul 14, 2021, 4:01 PM

Boluda Towage assisted load-out CSD Hussein Tantawy onto Tai An Kou


Saturday 10 July 2021, Boluda Towage assisted the load-out of the 29.190kW cutter suction dredger (CSD) “Hussein Tantawy” onto the semi-submersible transport vessel ‘Tai An Kou’, that will bring the dredger to the Suez Canal in Egypt.


Boluda Towage towed CSD Hussein Tantawy from the Eemhaven to Calandkanaal in Rotterdam and assisted the dredger during the load out onto the vessel Tai An Kou. The towage and load-out process was coordinated by a dedicated tow master of Boluda Towage.


The CSD Hussein Tantawy is specifically designed and built by IHC in close cooperation with Suez Canal Authority. The CSD is a 29,190kW heavy-duty rock and will be used to maintain and improve the Suez Canal, which connects the Mediterranean and Red seas. The vessel, characterized by its long slender shape and high spud towers, will have an overall length of 147.4 meters and provide a maximum dredging depth of 35 meters. Equipped with one submerged and two inboard dredge pumps, the installed cutter power will be 4,800kW.


Photo courtesy: Royal IHC and Danny Cornelissen