Callan Marine, Galveston, Texas, recently launched the hull and set the house on the 290'x72' cutter suction dredge General Arnold. The new dredge, which has a 32" dredge pipe diameter, is on schedule for launch in 2022 and will join Callan Marine’s other 32" CSD, General MacArthur.
Callan Marine LTD is a privately-owned dredging and marine construction business founded in 2009. Callan Marine performs dredging and marine construction projects for both private and public clients by providing services to restore berthing depths for ship docks, navigation channels, or otherwise facilitate transportation in our nation’s waterways.
The new dredge will have a maximum digging depth of 97'. Under construction at C&C Marine and Repair, Belle Chasse, La., the diesel-electric driven General Arnold will boast 24,000 hp. It will also feature advanced production automation and monitoring systems.
“Callan Marine continues to build dredges that meet the needs of our coastal partners and ongoing maintenance dredging needs across the nation,” Maxie McGuire, president of Callan Marine, said in a prepared statement. “The General Arnold will have an impressive capacity for work and will join the 32” CSD General MacArthur as a powerful leader in our fleet.”
The General Arnold will be the sixth cutter suction dredge in Callan Marine’s asset inventory. Other dredges include the 32" General MacArthur, the 28" General Bradley, the 18" General Pershing, the 16" General Patton, and the 12" General Eisenhower. The 18" CSD General Marshall remains on the construction timeline for Callan Marine as well.