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Asia's largest cutter suction dredger Tian Kun Hao successfully launched

Source:CCCC Tianjin Dredging Co.,Ltd. 2017-11-06

On November 3, the cutter suction dredger with 6600kw cutter power Tian Kun Hao was successfully launched in Qidong, Jiangsu. The heavy duty newbuilding was invested by TDC and jointly designed by TDC and No. 708 research institute of China State Shipbuilding Corporation and built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry.

Upon completion, Tian Kun Hao will be the largest and most advanced cutter suction dredger in Asia. The dredger is 140m long, 27.8m wide with a total installed power of 25843kW, designed dredging capacity of 6000m³ per hour, and a cutter power of 6600kW. By equipping it with four different types of cutter such as general cutter, clay cutter, rock cutter, and heavy rock cutter,  depending on the geological condition, the dredger is capable of dredging rocks that have a side compressive strength up to 50mPa.