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.

NameSoundcem ISoundcem IISoundcem III
Built1971 South Coogee Australia1971 South Coogee Australia1971 South Coogee Australia
Gross Tonnage365T365T365T
Length Overall46m46m46m
Breadth8.038.038.03
Depth2.252.252.25
Power InstalledCaterpillar 268kwCaterpillar 268kwCaterpillar 268kw
Hopper Capacity348m3348m3348m3
Speed8 knots8 knots8 knots
Crew333
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