Bakker Sliedrecht wins LNG-powered cutter suction dredger job

Bakker Sliedrecht has been awarded a contract for the for the LNG-powered cutter suction dredger (CSD) Spartacus, Royal IHC is building for DEME.

The Dutch electrical systems specialist has been contracted to provide engineering, delivery, and commissioning of the electrical power plant and auxiliary electrical installations for what is said is the “world’s largest” CSD.

Spartacus, the 44,180 kW cutter suction dredger will be capable of running liquefied natural gas (LNG) and is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

The vessels four main diesel engines are also capable of running on marine diesel oil (MDO) and heavy fuel oil (HFO), while the two auxiliary engines have the dual-fuel technology.

The concept and basic design for this mega cutter were done in close cooperation with DEME, Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam, an IHC unit and IHC.

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