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MAN power for Van Oord dredgers

Posted on August 11, 2015

By Tony Slinn

Dutch dredging giant Van Oord has placed an order for complete MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion packages for two 17,000 m³ trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs).

Being built by Spanish yard Construcciones Navales del Norte in Bilbao, the comprehensive MAN packages consist of: 6L48/60CR engines; RENK gearboxes with PTO; Alpha CP propeller systems; Alpha high thrust propeller nozzles; and Alpha AT3000 propulsion control systems.

The new TSHDs will each be 158 m long, 36 m wide and equipped with twin suction pipes with submerged electrically-driven dredge pumps. They will each also have two shore discharge dredge pumps, six bottom doors, total installed power of 23,680 kW, and accommodation for 38 persons.


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