Damen unveils the next generation of cutter suction dredgers (VIDEO)
Damen Shipyards recently presented the first type of the next generation of Cutter Suction Dredgers – the CSD600.
The new series builds on the success of the old, with significant lessons learned, and faces the future with improved safety, sustainability and efficiency. The CSD600 is capable of dredging to depths of -18 meters with 250kW cutter power.
All design elements and components of the new CSD600 have been reviewed using the feedback from Damen customers, as well as the expertise from across the company and its suppliers.
The state-of-the-art new dredge pump design and the integrated spud carriage boost the efficiency of the stationary dredger.
A spacious raised operating cabin offers an excellent view of the fore deck and dredge project. Fingertip control and digital connectivity optimize monitoring and control.
Production of the first Damen CSD600 has been completed successfully – and the vessel is currently in the final testing and optimization phase.
Over the next two years, it will be followed by the CSD450, CSD400, CSD500, CSD700 and finally the CSD300.