Jan De Nul orders world’s most powerful cutter section dredger

Rotterdam: Dutch dredging firm Jan De Nul has returned to Croatia to place an order for what will be the world’s most powerful cutter section dredger.

With an installed diesel power of more than 40,000 KW, the 151 m long ship has been designed in house.

Croatia’s Uljanik Shipyard is set to deliver the ship in 2017. The same yard has just delivered a multipurpose vessel, Isaac Newton, to the same owner.

The cutter power amounts to 8,500 KW and the cutter ladder weighs around 2000 tonnes.

“These figures are unrivalled and make the vessel the ultimate tool for dredging hard rock,” the Dutch firm claimed.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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