CSD Spartacus busy on Abu Qir project

The world’s most powerful cutter suction dredger (CSD) Spartacus is currently working on the Abu Qir Port project in Egypt – the largest ever dredging and land reclamation contract in DEME’s history.

Jean Goderis, Water boss bij DEME Group
Photo by Jean Goderis, Water boss bij DEME Group

According to the Belgian giant, this project includes the reclamation of 1,000 hectares of new land. It also involves deepening of the port’s approach channel to 23m and dredging of a turning basin to 22m.

Under the scheme, an enormous volume of more than 150 million m³ will be dredged.

New benchmark in dredging industry

The CSD Spartacus sets a new benchmark in the global dredging market.

Its ground breaking, eco-friendly design and countless innovations on board make it the only one of its kind.

The Spartacus is the world’s largest self-propelled CSD and the first to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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

With 44,180 kilowatts, the drdeger is the most powerful CSD in the DEME fleet, and the strongest cutter suction dredger in the world, capable of handling even the most challenging rocky bottom formations.