The Netherlands: Van Oord Takes Delivery of New Multicat “Cronus”

Van Oord Takes Delivery of New Multicat Cronus2

Van Oord performed the naming ceremony for its new multicat Cronus. A sister vessel Oceanus was delivered November 2011.

The multicats were ordered by Van Oord in November 2010 with Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld (The Netherlands). Their main purpose will be assisting the Athena and Artemis, Van Oord’s new, self-propelled cutter suction dredgers. Therefore Van Oord and Damen designed a new, larger multicat.


The Cronus has a 340 ton-metre fore crane and a 80 ton-metre aft crane. The workboat has an enlarged depth, allowing the working deck to be 1.10 m above the waterline (normally: 80-90 cm). In addition to anchor handling, the multicat will deliver supplies, water and fuel oil.


Length: 32.68 m

Breadth: 12.50 m

Depth moulded: 4.52 m

Installed propulsion power: 1,640 KW

Anchor winch: 150 tons.


Dredging Today Staff, April 6, 2012