The Netherlands: Two Van der Velden ATLANTIC Rudders for Ambiorix
Two Van der Velden® ATLANTIC rudders in combination with Van der Velden COMMANDER™ ram-type steering gear have been installed on board the dredger Ambiorix.
Van der Velden Marine Systems will exhibit at the SMM 2012 International Trade Fair in Hamburg. The fair will be held from 4 until 7 September at the Hamburg Messe.
The Ambiorix is one of the most powerful and advanced self-propelled cutter suction dredgers in the world and was built for the DEME Group at the IHC Merwede shipyard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands.
This green painted dredger (length 123.8 m–breadth 25.2 m ) is able to dredge to a water depth of 35 meters and is suitable for heavy soil and hard rock.
The Ambiorix is equipped with two inboard dredge pumps and one submerged dredge pump on the cutter ladder.
It also has a barge-loading system, which can load barges moored alongside the dredger. The flexible spud carrier includes a spud force limiting system which enables dredging during challenging weather conditions. The dredging process is entirely touch screen operated. The dredge, furthermore, is equipped with a ‘remote-view’ system, enabling the permanent online view of its dredging process at DEME’s head office in Zwijndrecht.
Dredging Today Staff, August 1, 2012; Image: DEME