General – dredging
DEME has taken delivery of its giant new cutter suction dredger Spartacus from Dutch shipyard Royal IHC.
With the signing of the handover, taking place on August 3, the construction process officially comes to an end and the vessel will now head to its first project in Egypt, whereby it will participate, alongside many of DEME’s trailing suction hopper dredgers, in the largest dredging and land reclamation project ever in DEME’s history.
Spartacus sets a new benchmark in the global dredging market. Its groundbreaking, eco-friendly design and countless innovations on board make it one of a kind.
Spartacus is the world’s largest and most powerful self-propelled cutter suction dredge and also the first able to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG).
With a total installed power of 44,180 kW, its production capacity and ability to cut hard soil are unmatched in the industry.
The four main engines can run on Low Sulphur Heavy Fuel Oil, Marine Diesel Oil, as well as LNG, and the two auxiliary engines have dual-fuel technology. The CSD also has a waste heat recovery system that converts the heat from the engines’ exhaust gases into electrical energy.
The heavy cutter ladder, able to be controlled and operated from the bridge by a single person, can operate up to a dredging depth of 45 m.