Keller to Supply Gearboxes for the World’s Most Powerful Cutter

C. u. W. Keller GmbH & Co. KG (Keller) has secured an order for the design and manufacture of several gearboxes for the world’s most powerful cutter suction dredger.

The gearboxes were designed in close cooperation with DEME who will operate the cutter under the name SPARTACUS.

According to the company, the collected cutter know-how and experience of both companies during the project phase lead to an optimized design, which will be a new benchmark for future cutter gearboxes.

Beside the cutter gearbox, the supply also includes two off propeller gearboxes, three off dredge pump gearboxes and two off side winch gearboxes.

The cutter gearbox is the largest gearbox in the dredging industry and one of the largest case hardened and ground gearboxes worldwide.

The 44,180kW self-propelled CSD SPARTACUS, to be built by Royal IHC, will be the world’s first LNG-powered Cutter Suction Dredger. The vessel’s four main diesel engines will be able to run on LNG, MDO and HFO, and the two auxiliary engines will have dual-fuel technology.

Delivery of the newbuild is scheduled for the summer of 2019.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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