Caterpillar to Power One of the World’s Largest Split Hopper Dredger

Caterpillar Marine has just announced that one of the world’s largest split hopper dredger is being built with a complete Cat® engine and propulsion package.

The 4200m³ capacity vessel, designed by MARIC Design House in conjunction with the Jiangsu Haixin shipyard, receives its shaft propulsion power from two Cat C280-8 engines which are used to power Cat MTA727 controllable pitch azimuthing thrusters.

The electrical load is supplied by generators mounted on the front of the C280-8 engines and backed up by a C32 harbor genset and a C7.1 emergency genset.

The C280-8 provision of mechanical shaft power to the thrusters from the flywheel end and electrical shaft power off the C280-8 front end provides a simplified installation that helps maintain engine efficiency.

The all Cat vessel design allows for a single point of contact for best in class global service and parts support.

“The propulsion system is very critical for dredgers in terms of operations and financial returns,” said Mr. Jiang Guowang, deputy GM of Jiangsu Haixin Shipyard.

“The high reliability and power efficiency of Cat engines, combined with Lei Sing Hang’s strong technical and service capability are the main reasons we choose Caterpillar Marine solution.”

The vessel is scheduled for launch in September of 2017.

 

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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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