In August, Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida, started on the construction of the second trailing suction hopper dredger for Weeks Marine Inc. The R.B. Weeks, named after co-founder Richard B. Weeks, is the sister ship of the Magdalen, which went into service in 2017.
De Boer Staal supplied Grade A bulb flats for the construction of the R.B. Weeks. The bulb flats, ranging from 140x8 to 340x12 with 3.2 certificates from Lloyds and DNV, were delivered directly to the shipyard in Florida.