Lithuania: Western Baltija Carries Out Trials of TSHD ‘Macuti’

Western Baltija Carries Out Trials of TSHD 'Macuti'

In the rough waters of the Baltic Sea, the first sea trials of new TSHD ‘Macuti’ have been carried out successfully by the Western Baltija Shipbuilding. The vessel of FKAB D13 design is a twin screw trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) with hopper capacity of 2500 m3.

The THSD is equipped with a trailing suction pipe, hinged bottom doors for dumping the spoil and a bow connection for the delivery of the spoil to shore. Vosta LMG provided the dredging equipment for the vessel.

This project was run in close cooperation with the Rohde Nielsen A/S & John, Gram-Hassen A/S,  OSK Shiptech A/S and CFM/Emodraga. The vessel constructed for the Mozambican Ports and Rail Company (CFM) and the National Dredging Company (EMODRAGA) was funded by the Mozambican government and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).


Length over all 82.00 m

Length between PP 78.40 m

Breadth mld 16.00 m

Depth mld 6.30 m

Deadweight at dredging mark 3 900 dwt

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 14, 2013