President inaugurates the land reclamation project for Kulhudhuffushi Airport development, and Mahaa Jarraafu dredger
12 November 2017, Ref: 2017-379

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has inuagurated the land reclamation project for Kulhudhuffushi Airport development, and Mahaa Jarraafu dredger today, as part of his current visit to the island.

MTCC’s trailing suction hopper dredger Mahaa Jarraafu is the largest in the Easydredge series of standard twin-screw trailing suction hopper dredgers, with a length of overall 92.95 meters and a hopper capacity of 3.700m³ per load.

Mahaa Jarraafu has a “world dredging” equipment package, which includes an adjustable overflow, bottom doors, jet water system and a shore pumping installation. This makes it a versatile trailing suction hopper dredger. The ship is also equipped with an extended suction pipe and an underwater pump that enables the vessel to dredge to a depth of 50 metres.

Moreover, Maha Jarraafu is capable of conducting land reclamation activities without causing damage to the environment.

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