Multipurpose Vessel ‘Isaac Newton’ Launched
The multipurpose vessel Isaac Newton was launched today at the Croatian shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste, Jan De Nul Group announced.
The ship can be deployed on a variety of projects: installing subsea cables, trench dredging and subsea rock installation.
The construction of multipurpose vessels allows Jan De Nul to better meet the clients’ requests to have a project executed by one contractor or one vessel and to reduce the mobilization costs for its clients.
In cable-installation mode the vessel will be capable of transporting and laying cable in a single length with a total weight of approximately 10,000 tonnes, which is more than any other vessel currently available.
The vessel’s technical leaflet:
Deadweight 12,500 ton
Turntable capacity 4,500 + 7,400 ton
Rock carrying capacity 10,000 ton
Length o.a. 138.0 m
Breadth 32.0 m
Draught loaded 7.0 m
Dynamic positioning DP2
Propulsion power 2 x 3,000 kW
Bow thruster power 2 x 1,500 kW
Retractable thruster power 2,000 kW
Total installed diesel power 12,330 kW
Bollard pull 100 ton
Speed 12.5 kn
Built in 2015.