Keel Laying for World’s Most Powerful Cutter Suction Dredger

Image source: DEME

The keel laying ceremony for DEME’s cutter suction dredger ‘Spartacus’ took place today at the Royal IHC shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel in the Netherlands. 

The ceremony marks a milestone in the construction of the most powerful cutter suction dredger that has ever been built.

The combination of power, size and new innovations make mega cutter ‘Spartacus’ a new benchmark in the dredging industry. With a total installed power of 44.180kW the vessel will be able to cut harder soils at speeds that have not been possible before. This means that works can be taken on by the cutter dredger rather than relying on the use of dynamite and blasting,” said DEME.

‘Spartacus’ will be able to dredge in waters of up to 45m, compared to the 35m depth which is presently the upper limit in the market.

The dredger is capable of operating in very remote locations with limited infrastructure, given the fuel autonomy and accommodation capacity.

The environmentally friendly cutter suction dredger will also have other innovations on board, such as a waste heat recovery system that converts heat from the exhaust gasses to electrical energy.

The 164m long ‘Spartacus’ will be the world’s first dual fuel cutter suction dredger. It will have a Green Passport and Clean Design notation.

DEME’s newest additions to the fleet are all designed as green vessels equipped with next generation dual fuel engines, capable of running on LNG or diesel fuel, reducing carbon emissions, almost eliminating particulate matter, sulphur oxides (Sox) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

‘Spartacus’ will join the DEME fleet in 2019.

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Apr 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Navingo Career Event 2020

The Navingo Career Event is Europe’s biggest career event for the maritime,…

read more >

Jobs>

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply