Van Oord Orders New Cutter Suction Dredger

Van Oord has ordered a new cutter suction dredger and a crew vessel from Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands.

The dredger, named Ural River, is a customized Damen CSD 650 with additional safety and environmental features according to specific Van Oord requirements.

In April 2015, the vessel will be operational as part of Van Oord’s dredging projects in the Caspian Sea.

The vessel has been built at the Damen Yard in Nijkerk, the Netherlands.

Damen and Van Oord know each other very well. In early January, Damen delivered our cable laying vessel Nexus, which will be operational in March 2015. Damen’s expertise combined with Van Oord standards will result in an a fit-for-purpose addition to our fleet,” said Jaap de Jong, Director Van Oord’s Ship Management Department.


Overall length – 59.70 m;

Length hull – 49.30 m;

Overall width – 9.47 m;

Total installed power – 2,972 kW;

Cutter power – 700 kW;

Dredge pump engine power – 1,825 kW;

Maximum dredging depth – 18 m;

Class notation – coastal area.

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