Main Data

Length Overall 47.57 m
Hopper Capacity 298 cu.m.

Barge Conversion to Hopper Dredger

Designers: Seadrec Limited


Readymix NI


Loch Neagh, Northern Ireland, UK

Conversion of a hopper barge hull into a Suction Hopper Dredger for recovery of sand and gravel from Loch Neagh, Northern Ireland.


Hopper barge conversion from a steel hull that had been stripped of all machinery or electrical installation, outfit and no superstructure.

Conversion involved structural condition survey, material renewals, design and supply of dredging equipment, design of new superstructures, propulsion system, electrical systems, inclining tests, stability booklet, strength assessment, launching, etc.