In May 2009, the “Stove”, the first of a series of 3 almost identical hydraulic dredgers was christened in the shipyard in Genthin. The “Hude” followed in September, and the third hydraulic dredger, the “Elbstrom” at the end of the year.
Client for the “Stove” is the Waterways and Shipping Authority Lauenburg and the home port is Geesthacht. The “Stove” is in operation on the Elbe (Km 502.5 – 607.5) and its main tasks are: the clearing of shallows and small areas of silt, lifting work at onshore installations such as locks, weirs, pump stations, and additional support in the repair of damages as well as the clearance of flood damage.
- Length over deck: 36m
- Moulded beam: 9.5m
- Depth at sides: 1.9m
- Draught: 0.9m/1.3m
- Fixed point: 4.25m
- Speed: 13 kmph
- Drive: 2 x Schottel Navigator SRP 279kW