Megacutter Dredger Helios Ready for Final Outfitting

Image source: Arjan Dekker, Royal IHC
Image source: Arjan Dekker, Royal IHC

The self-propelled megacutter suction dredger Helios will be transported with a semi-submersible heavy transport vessel from Croatia to the Netherlands for the final outfitting at the Royal IHC yard.

The launching ceremony for the CSD Helios took place on May 21st 2016 at Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia.

Contract for the vessel (Yard No. 512) was signed in late February 2014 with IHC Global Production B.V. of the Netherlands.

The newbuild will have length of 152 meters, height of 28 meters and draught of 6 meters, total installed power of 23,700 kW and a pump ashore capacity of 15,600 kW.

The vessel will also have a load bearing capacity of 1,650 tonnes and the top sailing speed of 11.5 knots.