Van Oord’s Cutter Suction Dredger – Interesting Ship Of The Week

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September 27, 2009

Self-Propelled Cutter Suction Dredge

Van Oord Dredging became well know for their work laying the dirt for Dubai’s palm islands but their latest accomplishment is steel cutting on a new dredge design, their, yet to be named, self propelled suction cutter. Maritime Executive gives us the details on this innovative ship design:

With a total installed power of some 24,000kW, the vessel is equipped with two on-board dredge pumps and one submerged dredge pump on the cutter ladder. The maximum dredging depth is 28 metres. Its length over all is approximately 130 metres and its beam is 27.8 metres. The accommodation can house 44 people.

Innovative design
The cutter suction dredger is characterised by its high level of reliability and its robust construction. In addition to state-of-the-art components and materials, a large number of innovative and sustainable systems are also used:
• New-generation hydraulic flexible spud carriage to increase workability
• IHC Cutter Special pumps for excellent suction power and efficient mixture transport
• Flexibly designed engines and a flexibly designed deck house to provide comfort in the accommodation and wheelhouse
• Environmentally friendly systems and accreditations, including the “green passport”

The vessel complies in all respects with the latest, more stringent regulations on emissions.

Click HERE for more details from MAREX.

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