Herman to Expand Its Fleet with New Damen Shoalbuster

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A contract between Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld (DSHa) and Herman Sr. BV for the building of the first diesel-electric Damen Shoalbuster 3514 SD DP2 was inked on January 25, 2019. 

According to Damen, “the Shoalbuster 3514 SD (shallow draft) DP2 (dynamic positioning 2) will be the first of a new Shoalbuster class and one of the largest and most sophisticated in the range, being also IMO Tier 3 compliant.”

The Shoalbuster 3514 will be a substantial and versatile working platform, measuring 35 meters in length, nearly 14 meters wide and with a free deck space of 150m².

With a draught of 2.70 meters at full tank capacity and just 2.40 meters at 50% she will be able to access waters inaccessible to other vessels of a similar size and capability. Four Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines will deliver a total of 3,876 bkW (5,280 hp) to four 1900mm nozzles, an arrangement that contributes significantly to her shallow-waters capability.

With 60 tonnes of bollard pull she will also be a powerful and effective towage asset.

Among the many other roles which the Brutus will be capable of taking on are dredging support, PLGR operations, ROV surveys via a 600 x 800mm moonpool, mattress installations, UXO clearance, mooring, pushing, ocean-going towage and general offshore supply vessel duties.

The new vessel is scheduled for delivery by the first half of 2020 and will be named Brutus.

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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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