Immediately after completion at the Damen Dredging Equipment yard, the first-of-series Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 600 was sold to an Indonesian customer, PT. Dua Samudera Perkasa. The dredger is part of a complete dredging package, which includes ship transportation, training of the crew on location as well as dredge spares to facilitate maintenance duties. The deal was sealed smoothly as the dredger, being part of Damen’s stock build program, was available for immediate delivery.

The distinctive CSD600, which is being shipped as deck cargo at present, is a brand-new type of dismountable dredger, recently added to the Damen standard range of dredgers. The dredger has a cutter power of 250 kW and a maximum dredging depth of -16 m. Its main activity will be performing river maintenance dredging operations on the island of Kalimantan, Indonesia. PT. Dua Samudera Perkasa, is a key player in the port industry on the island.

The powerful dredger, which has been named Jhoni 58 after the son of the owner, was extensively inspected at the Damen Dredging Equipment yard by the owners’ representatives. After various tests on the onboard systems, the technical acceptance was signed and the CSD600 was towed to Rotterdam. There, it was placed on the deck of a heavy lift carrier for transport to Indonesia.

“We are honored to have been chosen to deliver the first cutter suction dredger and first-ever CSD600 to PT. Dua Samudera Perkasa,” Damen Sales Manager Inge Hoogenboezem states. “We feel that this brand-new CSD600 design will fit their operation perfectly. We look forward to the Jhoni 58 arriving on site and starting operation.”