New Jan De Nul’s Multipurpose Vessel Hits the Water

Image source: Jan De Nul

AVIC Shipyard from Weihai, China, has launched new multipurpose vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant for Jan De Nul Group.

The sister vessel, Daniel Bernoulli, will be launched in March 2017, Jan De Nul said in its latest announcement.

“To perform a variety of functions, different mission equipment is available and can be installed on the vessels: subsea rock installation through an inclined fall pipe or a flexible fall pipe; subsea trenching, installation of cables and umbilicals; installation works by means of a heave compensated crane, etc,” the company said.

The vessels will also be provided with Dynamic Positioning (DP2), a fully diesel-electric machinery arrangement, a comfortable accommodation for 60 persons and a SPS notation.


  • Deadweight: 6,200 tonnes;
  • Length o.a.: 96 m;
  • Breadth: 22 m;
  • Dynamic Positioning: DP2;
  • Propulsion Power: 2 X 1,250 kW;
  • Bow thruster power: 2 X 1,250 kW;
  • Total installed diesel power: 6,800 kW;
  • Speed: 11.5 kn;
  • Accommodation: 60.


  • Rock carrying capacity: 5,100 tonnes;
  • Max fall pipe depth: 600 m;
  • Inclined fall pipe diam.: 1,800 mm.


  • Turntable capacity: 4,000 tonnes;
  • Basket diameter: 16.8 m.