DEME orders offshore installation vessel, cutter suction dredger

DEME has contracted COSCO in China to build an offshore installation vessel.

Orion
Orion

Offshore staff

ZWIJNDRECHT, Belgium– DEME has contracted COSCO in China to build an offshore installation vessel.

Scheduled to be delivered in 2019, theOrion will feature a combination of high transport and load capacity, lifting heights, and green technology.

TheOrion will be deployed by DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea for the construction of the offshore wind farms, to service the oil and gas industry, and for decommissioning of offshore installations.

With a total installed capacity of 44,180 kW the vessel will be equipped with a crane with lifting capacity of 3,000 metric tons at more than 50 m (164 ft). The loads will be able to be lifted to a height of more than 170 m (558 ft).

The 216.5-m (710.3-ft) long vessel will feature DP-3 capability, dual fuel engines, accommodate a crew of up to 131 people, and will have a Green Passport and Clean Design notation. It will also have a waste heat recovery system that converts heat from the exhaust gasses and cooling water to electrical energy.

In addition,DEME has contracted Royal IHC in the Netherlands to build a cutter suction dredger.

Scheduled to be delivered in summer 2019, the 164-m (538-ft) longSpartacus is said to be the world’s first LNG-powered cutter suction dredger. It will be able to dredge in water depths of up to 45 m (148 ft).

TheSpartacus will also have a total installed capacity of 44,180 kW, a Green Passport and Clean Design notation.

03/01/2017

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