The “FRPD 309”, the company’s new 4600 cubic meter trailing suction hopper dredge started its first project using the pump ashore capability this week. This is an exciting new piece of technology for this market where by the sand that the vessel dredges from the Navigation Channel is transported to a site and pumped directly ashore into a stockpile. Previously the sand had to be dumped into an underwater transfer pit and then pumped ashore using a cutter suction dredge.