Alewijnse Marine Systems has signed a contract for the delivery and installation of the alarm monitoring control system, integrated dredging control system and dynamic positioning system onboard two new, 14000m³ dredgers to be constructed at Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia for the Jan De Nul Group.
The two trailing suction hopper dredgers will have an LOA of 148m and a hopper capacity of 14,000m³, and will add to the Jan De Nul Group’s existing fleet of 26 hopper dredgers. With their dynamic positioning systems linked to twin 7,200 kW main diesel engines and a 1,500 kW bow thruster, these new vessels are especially suitable for operating in shallow and restricted waters. They have also been designed for minimal environmental impact with particular attention paid to maximum efficiency of power consumption, low emissions and the onboard treatment of waste, ensuring that they qualify for a ‘Clean Ship’ certificate.
The Jan de Nul Group is a leader in dredging and offshore services, and has built 27 new vessels since 2007. These new dredgers are due for delivery in the second half of 2012.
Source: Alewijnse Marine Systems, April 13, 2011;