Self Propelled Split Hopper Barges

The Soundcem I, II & III self-propelled barges were built in South Coogee, Australia and are all fitted with 268kwCaterpillar engines. The Soundcems have a maximum payload of 348 m3 each and are purpose designed to transport dredged material from the dredged site to the disposition area with maximum productivity. Each split hopper is hydraulically operated for maximum reliability and improved cycle time turnaround. Their shallow draught and flat bottoms enables them to be used in shallow river environments. The port and starboard halves of the Barge operate by splitting longitudinally between the end bulkheads and a typical dump only takes 20 seconds.

Name Soundcem I Soundcem II Soundcem III
Built 1971 South Coogee Australia 1971 South Coogee Australia 1971 South Coogee Australia
Gross Tonnage 365T 365T 365T
Length Overall 46m 46m 46m
Breadth 8.03 8.03 8.03
Depth 2.25 2.25 2.25
Power Installed Caterpillar 268kw Caterpillar 268kw Caterpillar 268kw
Hopper Capacity 348m3 348m3 348m3
Speed 8 knots 8 knots 8 knots
Crew 3 3 3
Flag New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand