JDN’s biggest CSD passes sea trials

Cutter suction dredger Willem van Rubroeck, the latest addition to the Jan De Nul Group fleet, has successfully completed sea trials off the coast of Poland.

JDN’s newest and biggest CSD was launched in August 2017 at the shipyard Uljanik in Croatia.

The handover of the Willem van Rubroeck was planned for autumn 2018, but the construction and delivery of the vessel was delayed due to the reorganization and, later, bankruptcy of the Croatian shipyard.

Earlier this year, the vessel was taken to Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, where she was finally finished.

The powerful lady is 151.3 meters long and has an installed power of 40,975 kW.

The vessel disposes of two retractable thrusters with a total power of 6,000 kW and three dredging pumps with a total power of 25,500 kW, of which two located in the pump room and one in the cutter ladder.

CSD Willem van Rubroeck has a cutter power of 8,500kW and is able to dredge compact sand, clay and rocks up to 45 m deep. The operation, controlled from a central station, is almost completely automated. The CSD also has a high standard accommodation for 67 crew members.

Now, the new CSD is ready for her first job in early 2021.

Photo: Jan De Nul Group