New Mega Hopper ordered in Spain

Dredging and Maritime Management S.A., member of the Jan De Nul Group, has ordered a new mega hopper with a hopper capacity of 46,000 m³. The order has been placed with Construcciones Navales del Norte, and the vessel will be built in the “La
Naval” Shipyard in Sestao. It is foreseen that this very large hopper will be delivered in 2008.

At the same time an option for a second, identical vessel, with a delivery in 2009 has been agreed.

Main characteristics of the vessel

Hopper capacity: 46,000 m³
Deadweight: 78,500 tonnes
Length o.a.: 223 m
Breadth: 41 m
Maximum dredging depth: 155 m
Draught loaded: 15.15 m
Suction pipe diameter: 1,300 mm
Pump power (trailing): 2 x 6,500 kW
Pump power (discharging): 16,000 kW
Propulsion power: 2 x 19,200 kW
Total installed diesel power: 41,650 kW
Speed: 18 kn
Accommodation: 46 persons
Built in: 2008