Royal Boskalis develops electrical cutter suction dredger for Middle East work

Posted on 7 November 2017

dws-boskalis-electrical-cutter-dredger2-770pxRoyal Boskalis Westminster, together with a Cypriot partner, has been awarded a contract for long term maintenance dredging works in the Middle East.

Boskalis and its partner will develop and build an electrical cutter suction dredger for these works that are set to commence shortly after the commissioning of the vessel in 2019.

Onshore powerline
The cutter suction dredger will be fully electrically powered through an onshore 33kV powerline connection.

The 100-meter-long shallow water vessel will have a capacity of 8,250 kW, allowing it to pump the dredged material over a distance of 7.5 kilometers.

The investment will be fully recovered within the contract. The dredger will be transferred to the client at the end of the contract duration. The annual revenue amounts to 25 million euro over an eleven year period.

This news item was originally published on the website of Royal Boskalis.

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