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The Green Marine Technology Edition
World’s Largest Cutter Suction
Vard Secures Trawler Build Contract
Royal IHC won a contract for the design, construction
Vard Holdings Limited secured a $41.4m contract to build an 80-m and delivery of a 164m-long, 44,180kW self-propelled long pelagic trawler for Research Fishing Company, based on Shet- cutter suction dredger (CSD) for DEME in Belgium. land. The vessel is designed by Skipsteknisk in Ålesund, Norway. It will also be built, equipped and completed in Norway. Delivery is sched-
The vessel, Spartacus, will be built in the Netherlands uled from Vard Langsten in 3Q 2018. The trawler will be equipped for summer 2019 delivery.
with electrically powered winches to reduce oil spills and pollutions,
Spartacus will be the world’s ? rst CSD powered by liq-
Skipsteknisk and will have the world’s ? rst electrically operated ? sh pump onboard. ue? ed natural gas (LNG), following on the order for the ? rst LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredg-
Vigor to Build 2 More San Francisco Ferries ers (TSHDs) Minerva and Scheldt River, and the LNG-
Vigor was awarded the contract to build two additional passenger fer- ready Bonny River, that are currently under construc- ries for WETA (the Water Emergency Transportation Authority) in San tion at IHC’s shipyards.
Francisco, Calif. Under the latest contract, the two new hulls will be “We can state that this CSD [Spartacus] is the larg- constructed at Vigor Ballard (formerly Kvichak) and the superstructure est and most complex that IHC has ever built,” said at Vigor’s Harbor Island shipyard. Designed by Incat Crowther, the 135
IHC’s CEO Dave Vander Heyde. “The combination of x 38 ft. all-aluminum catamarans will feature MTU 12V4000 M64 EPA power, size and innovations makes it a true challenge
Tier III engines rated 1875 BHP at 1,800 RPM coupled with ZF7600 to build.” reduction gears as the propulsion system.
The concept and basic design for this mega cutter was produced via collaboration between IHC, DEME and
Baleària Orders Two Dual Fuel Ferries
Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam, a 100 percent subsidiary
Spanish shipping line Baleària said it has reached an agreement with of IHC. The dredger’s four main diesel engines can run the Italian shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini to build two dual-fuel on LNG, marine diesel oil (MDO) and heavy fuel oil sister ferries, measuring 186.5 m in length and a capacity for 810 (HFO), and the two auxiliary engines have dual-fuel people, 2,180 linear meters of cargo and 150 cars. The total invest- technology.
ment in these vessels is $215 million and they are expected to be operational by the end of 2018.
According to DEME’s Head of Construction and
Conversion, Jan Gabriel, “This cutter suction dredger is going to be an important benchmark for the indus- try and a huge step toward limiting the environmental
Clean DPF is an organic fuel catalyst that allows fuel combustion impact of our vessels.” The environmentally-friendly at lower temperatures than treated fuel. This ef? ciency allows
CSD will also have a waste heat recovery system that more fuel to burn as energy which means less fuel escapes as converts heat from the exhaust gasses to electrical en- ergy. Spartacus will have a Green Passport and Clean “unburned” hydrocarbons in the exhaust.
Design notation. DEME said that Spartacus’ 44,180kW s