The following is text of a news release from C&C Marine and Repair:
(BELLE CHASSE, La.) — C&C Marine and Repair recently delivered General MacArthur, a 290-by-72-by-16-foot cutterhead suction dredge, to Callan Marine LLC. The 24,000-horsepower (18,000 kw) General MacArthur has a digging depth of 97 feet, a suction diameter of 34 inches and a discharge diameter of 32 inches. C&C Marine and Repair completed construction of the vessel's hull and superstructure in less than 16 months.
General MacArthur was designed by Downey Engineering, based in Metairie, La. The vessel includes three MAK diesel-electric engines, along with two Caterpillar diesel-driven generators. The vessel’s accommodations include 33 beds, a galley, gym and TV/rec room, conference room, laundry facilities, engineer’s office, captain's stateroom, and chief engineer’s stateroom. The vessel is outfitted with a soft-core joiner system throughout the accommodation spaces for added crew comfort and safety.
All major dredging equipment on the project was supplied and installed by SPI/Mobile Pulley Works. All major electrical equipment was supplied by M&I Electrical. Installation of all electrical equipment was done by Versatech Inc.
General MacArthur is the second dredge built by C&C Marine and Repair in the past 16 months. C&C Marine previously delivered J.S. Chatry to Weeks Marine in February 2019. J.S. Chatry is a 22,000-hp, 310-by-72-by-17-foot cutterhead suction dredge, with a discharge diameter of 30 inches. C&C Marine and Repair completed construction of the vessel's hull and superstructure in less than 18 months.
C&C Marine and Repair has been building support vessels and components for the dredging industry since 1997. What started as repairs to existing dredges evolved into the fabrication and construction of hopper barges, deck barges, anchor barges, supply barges, and idler barges for various customers in the dredging industry.