On Wednesday May 26, 2010, the cutter suction dredger ‘Ibn Battuta’ was delivered to its owner, on the shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste d.d. in Pula (Croatia). The ‘Ibn Battuta’ is the first of four large self-propelled cutter suction dredgers built at the Pula shipyard.
Earlier this year, the identical sister vessel, the ‘Zheng He’, was launched and next month the launching of the ‘Fernão de Magalhães’ is planned. After this launching, the keel laying of the fourth and last cutter, the ‘Niccolò Machiavelli’, will take place. The four identical cutter suction dredgers are part of the investment program 2007-2011 and have a total installed diesel power of 23,250 kW and a cutter power of 7,000 kW. Only the 27,240 kW ‘J.F.J. De Nul’ can outclass them.
Length o.a. 138.5 m
Breadth 26.0 m
Draught 5.50 m
Dredging depth 35.0 m
Suction pipe diameter 900 mm
Discharge pipe diameter 900 mm
Barge loading pipe diameter 900 mm
Submerged pump power 4,250 kW
Inboard pump power 2 x 5,000 kW
Cutter power 7,000 kW
Propulsion power 2 x 3,500 kW
Total installed diesel power 23,520 kW
Speed 13 kn
Jan De Nul Group
People and vessels. In a nutshell, that is the driving force behind Jan De Nul Group. Thanks to the approximately 5,000 employees and the ultramodern fleet on which they are deployed, today the group ranks at the top of the international dredging and marine related industry. That is exactly what Jan De Nul Group is well-known for. More and more, Jan De Nul Group is also specializing in services for the offshore oil and gas industry, with purpose-built equipment. Also with regard to civil engineering, the group is one of the largest contractors in Belgium. Furthermore, Jan De Nul Group has a separate environmental division, Envisan, which specializes in soil remediation, groundwater redevelopment and cleaning and protection. Thanks to the supporting services of the dredging, civil and environmental division, Jan De Nul Group is able to perform large-scale projects to our clients’ satisfaction, whether this concerns a Palm Island in Dubai, a new port facility in Australia or the largest wastewater treatment plant in Europe, as in Brussels, Jan De Nul Group can offer an integrated solution.
Source: Jan De Nul, June 1, 2010