PT Pelindo Marine Services (PMS) has produced two mini dredgers with dredging capacity of 360 cubic meter (m3) per hour valuing IDR1.5 billion.
The subsidiary of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III also managed to book IDR81.8 billion until June 2012.
The two mini dredgers will be tested for maintenance of pond depth in Benoa Port in Bali, PT PMS President Director Moch. Chairul Anwar said.
“Thank God. This year, PMS managed to design and assemble two mini dredgers. However, the engine is still purchased from overseas,” he said.
He added the so-called PMS MD-306 and PMS MD-315 have dredging capacity of 360 meter cubic per hour. It is easy to be assembled and disassembled and put in a container.
“This makes it more convenient to be delivered to its destination without having to be pulled using a larger vessel.”
The company only needs IDR1.5 billion for assembling the two mini dredgers. “It’s cheaper compared to the actual market price of IDR3.5 billion per unit,” he said.
World Maritime News Staff, September 11, 2012; Image: PP3