The ECSD450 has been built at the Damen Dredging yard, in Nijkerk, the Netherlands. After trials it was shipped to China, where it has recently been reassembled. Damen Field Service engineers have supervised extensive further testing. The dredger, a standard CSD450 dredging at – 12 m, has been fitted out with optionals such as an accommodation unit thus raising the control cabin, a mast with navigation lights, an environmental cutter head and a full dredging instrumentation package including density and flow measurement.
The “Huan Bao 1 Hao” will work in maintenance and water way construction, thus contributing to a further economic development of the Chongqing region. The Damen dredger is the result of the Package4Growth program of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, which helped the Changjiang Chongqing Waterway Engineering Bureau acquire the customized dredger.
Damen is proud that their ECSD450 will contribute to a further development of the region.