Posted on January 25, 2023
Jan De Nul Group has awarded the automation upgrade of the large and powerful CSD J.F.J. De Nul to Royal IHC. Built in 2003 by Royal IHC and with a total power of 27,240 kW installed, this CSD belongs to the top-end in the world cutter dredging fleet. J.F.J. De Nul is the second largest CSD in the fleet of Jan De Nul Group. With the automation upgrade we enable the J.F.J. De Nul for another decade of efficient dredging.
Part of the automation upgrade of the J.F.J. De Nul is the implementation of our showpiece the Automatic Cutter Controller®. A feature to assist the operator maximising the performance of the dredge in enabling a fully automatic swing, cutter and mixture pump control.
Furthermore, the automation upgrade comprises the replacement of outdated SCADA hard- and software, PLC processor hardware and networks and the introduction of a PC Virtual Machine environmental.