Jan De Nul’s Dredger Equipped by Ibercisa (Spain)
The Luxembourg Company Jan De Nul Group has chosen Ibercisa to supply deck machinery for the new dredger “Willem de Vlamingh” presently in Singapore having sailed from Korea.
Machinery supplied includes a huge winch electronically driven by frequency converter and comprises a main engine of 110 Kw giving a direct pull of 33 tn., and a second auxiliary engine for emergencies of 20 Kw giving the same pull at a slower speed.
The winch also features 2 drums working simultaneously with a capacity of 220m of 36mm diam. cable in a single layer with a break capacity of 45 Tns.
The winch which will be installed in Singapore, will be used for controlling the hoisting and lowering of the pipes and arm of the suction equipment.
Apart from this winch, Ibercisa will also be sending 4 towing winches to Singapore for the Company President Marine.
The “Willem de Vlamingh” Side Stone Dumping / Flexible Fallpipe Rock dumping Vessel, is the second vessel of Jan De Nul Group to be equipped by Ibercisa in less than a year. At the beginning of 2011, the Vigo company supplied machinery for the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger “Charles Darwin”, built in La Naval, at Sestao also for Jan De Nul Group.
Dredging Today Staff, February 1, 2012; Images: ibercisa