Boskalis Westminster NV has just released a short video of the self-propelled mega cutter suction dredger Helios.
With a total installed power of almost 24,000 kW, a total pumping capacity of 15,600 kW and a maximum cutter power of 7,000 kW, the dredger Helios is one of the most powerful dredgers of its kind in the world.
The self-propelled Helios is 152 meters long and has a breadth of 28 meters and is able to dredge at depths of 6 to 35 meters.
The vessel was developed to dredge in extremely hard ground. The cutter ladder weighs 2,060 tons, making it among the heaviest in the world.