WASA Dredging has just announced that their two 1010m³ self-propelled split barges Boann and Sinann are now both in the water and the construction is progressing each day.
The vessels are designed in-house WASA and are standard WASA SHB 1010 split-barges.
The complete construction of these barges is taking place at the Scheepswerf Pattje yard in Waterhuizen near Groningen.
Daniel Backlund of WASA Dredging said: “The ships are equipped with an especially heavy-duty build hopper, for loading big stones and blasted bed rock. The ships will be manly used at dredging projects with long sailing distances to the dump areas.”
The vessels characteristic:
- Hopper volume: 1010m³;
- Length: 66.5m;
- Width: 11.36m;
- Depth: 4m;
- Class/Navigation: Bureau Veritas/20NM offshore, Transfer navigation unrestricted;
- Main propulsion engines: 2 x Scania 469kW;
- Bow thruster: Scottel Pump jet SPJ 57 RD driven by a Cummins QSB7 210 kW diesel engine.
The work on the barges will be completed in the following weeks.