Van Oord Orders New Cutter Suction Dredger

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By MarEx 2015-01-12 10:20:56

Van Oord has ordered a new cutter suction dredger and a crew vessel from Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands. The dredger, named Ural River, is a customized Damen CSD 650 with additional safety and environmental features according to specific Van Oord requirements. In April 2015, the vessel will be operational as part of Van Oord’s dredging projects in the Caspian Sea. The vessel has been built at the Damen Yard in Nijkerk, the Netherlands. 

‘Damen and Van Oord know each other very well. In early January, Damen delivered our cable laying vessel Nexus, which will be operational in March 2015. Damen’s expertise combined with Van Oord standards will result in an a fit-for-purpose addition to our fleet’, says Jaap de Jong, Director Van Oord’s Ship Management Department.


Overall length 59.70 m

Length hull 49.30 m

Overall width 9.47 m

Total installed power 2,972 kW

Cutter power 700 kW

Dredge pump engine power 1,825 kW

Maximum dredging depth 18 m

Class notation coastal area

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