Susanna II starts Dutch project
While the Verhoon Maasland team checks out its new Damen dredge, Christina Verhoon, the youngest lady of the 3rd generation of the Verhoon family, and Harry Verhoon, general manager, celebrate their new cutter suction dredge at a champagne ceremony on June 1. The new dredge, Susanna II, was named after grandmother Susanna, the wife of the founder of the family-owned company.
Damen Dredging Equipment delivered the second stationary dredge, Susanna II, to Verboon Maasland in June. The first dredge, Susanna, was built by Damen 32 years ago. The new dismountable dredge is similar to the first one, with updated dredging equipment, including a 250-mm (9.85-inch) discharge pipeline, an 18-meter (about 59-foot) long swing ladder with a 28-meter (about 92-foot) swing.
The modular design comes apart into a main pontoon, four side pontoons, the control cabin, the spuds and the cutter ladder, which are alltransportable by road.
The Susanna II started on its first job, along with its sister vessel, cleaning the Westfriesche Vaart near Medemblik, the Netherlands.Edit Module