Jan De Nul Group expands: Material, personnel and work area

Last Saturday 14 July at 11h30, the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger ‘Bartolomeu Dias’ was launched at Uljanik Brodogradiliste d.d. shipyard in Pula (Croatia). The ‘Bartolomeu Dias’ is a sister vessel of the ‘Pedro Álvares Cabral’ that was launched in the beginning of this year, also at this shipyard in Pula.

After the successful investments between 2007 and 2011 amounting to more than 2 billion Euros, Jan De Nul Group decided to add 3 more vessels to the fleet. These two Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers with a hopper capacity of 14,000 m³ each and the fallpipe and mining vessel ‘Joseph Plateau’ that will be launched on 3 August 2012 at the shipyard Construcciones Navales del Norte near Bilbao in Spain.

Technical details of ‘Bartolomeu Dias’ and ‘Pedro Álvares Cabral’

Hopper capacity 14,000 m³
Deadweight 22,500 tonnes
Length o.a. 147.8 m
Breadth 30.0 m
Draught loaded 10.00 m
Maximum dredging depth 43.8 / 52 m
Suction pipe diameter 1,300 mm
Pump power (trailing) 4,000 kW
Pump power (discharging) 8,500 kW
Propulsion power 2 x 7,200 kW
Total installed diesel power 15,960 kW
Speed 15.3 kn
Accommodation 33