Construction of the world’s most powerful cutter suction dredger (CSD) Spartacus is nearing completion, DEME Group said in their latest announcement.
Both giant spuds were successfully installed last week, marking a major milestone in this impressive construction project.
A CSD like Spartacus has never been seen before in the industry, said DEME.
“She boasts an unrivaled combination of power, size, speed and high-tech features which are set to make this vessel a game changer in the market, particularly when she is faced with harder soils,” according to the company.
Royal IHC and DEME acquired extensive knowledge during the build of LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredgers Minerva and Scheldt River. This know-how was invaluable throughout the construction of the Spartacus.
As the first LNG-powered CSD in the world, the SPARTACUS sets a new benchmark in the industry. It also features several additional innovations, such as a waste heat recovery system, a one-man operated dredge control and a heavy-duty cutter ladder that can reach a dredging depth of 45m.