‘Vasco da Gama’

Hopper Suction Dredger

Customers: Thyssen Nordseewerke GmbH
Owner: Jan de Nul
Shipyard: Thyssen Nordseewerke GmbH

Main dimensions:

Hopper capacity 33.000 m3
L over dredging equipm. 201,0 m
LOA 191.1 m
Breadth, mld 36.2 m
Draught, dredging 14.0 m
Depth to main deck 19.0 m
Speed 16.5 knots


  • Part of basic design.
  • Procurement for outfitting, HVAC and interior.
  • Complete detail engineering including hull, outfitting, interior, HVAC, machinery and piping; excluding dredging  equipment, electrical design and engine room plastic model.
  • Site assistance team at the yard during building.

Customer Benefits:

  • Complete design and engineering of the ship “in one place”, total coordination.

Special Features:

  • Dredging depth 45/60/80/131 m
  • Diameter of suction pipes (2 No.) 1.400 mm
  • Hopper capacity 33.000 m3
  • Pumps (trailing) 2 x 4.500 kW
  • Dumping system: bottom doors (above bottom line)
  • Complete deckhouse in Microstation 3-D.
  • Complete hull in TRIBON 3-D.
Ship delivered in 2000.
Markku Miinala
Tel. +358 2 4336 628
Mobile +358 40 8321 402
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