The world’s most powerful CSD Spartacus ready for Leixões job
The world’s most powerful cutter suction dredger – the Spartacus – is currently in Portugal, getting ready for the Leixões dredging project.
The CSD is the world’s largest self-propelled cutter suction dredger 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 Spartacus 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.
DEME won this contract to deepen and extend the Port of Leixões, near Porto, recently.
Rock dredging is the crucial part of the project, together with the extension of the Leixões breakwater. The work is being realized in cooperation with DEME’s Portuguese partners.