‘Vasco da Gama’ Dredger

Trailing Hopper Suction Dredger

Vasco da Gama - hopper suction dredger
Customers: Thyssen Nordseewerke GmbH
Owner: Jan de Nul
Shipyard: Thyssen Nordseewerke GmbH

Vasco da Gama was the largest dredger in the world at the time of delivery with hopper capacity of 33,000 m3. The vessel is mainly used for dredging loose and soft soils such as sand, gravel, silt or clay.

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

Commission:

  • 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 of the dredger:

  • 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.
Kristian Knaapi
Head of Sales & Marketing
Tel. +358 2 4336 453
Mobile +358 40 7006 905
kristian.knaapi@deltamarin.com
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