Royal IHC: DEME’s CSD Spartacus Ready to Hit the Water

The Spartacus’ keel laying ceremony, Image source: IHC

The launching ceremony of the Spartacus – the world’s most powerful cutter suction dredger – is set to take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The 164 meters long dredger, built for DEME at the Royal IHC shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, will have a heavy-duty cutter ladder and can reach a dredging depth of 45 meters.

The concept and basic design for this mega cutter was done in close cooperation with DEME, Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam (a 100% subsidiary of IHC) and IHC.

“This cutter suction dredger is going to be an important benchmark for the industry and a huge step toward limiting the environmental impact of our vessels,” said DEME’s Head of Construction and Conversion Jan Gabriel.

Several innovations and LNG-powered

The 44,180kW Spartacus will be the world’s first LNG-powered (liquefied natural gas) CSD and follows the order for the first LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) Minerva and Scheldt River, and ‘LNG-ready’ Bonny River.

The four main diesel engines can run on LNG, MDO and HFO, and the two auxiliary engines have dual-fuel technology.

In close cooperation with DEME, the two organizations have managed to fit all the pieces together.

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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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