Jan De Nul welcomes two new dredgers to fleet

Willem van Rubroeck

Jan De Nul Group has taken delivery of two new dredgers: the cutter suction dredger (CSD) Willem van Rubroeck (pictured) and the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Galileo Galilei.

Built by Remontowa of Poland, Willem van Rubroeck is the largest CSD in the Jan De Nul fleet with a total installed power of 40,975 kW, three dredging pumps of 8,500 kW each, a cutter capacity of 8,500 kW, and an operational working depth up to 45 metres. It was built to dredge in very hard rocky soil and is capable of withstanding more difficult conditions, such as higher waves and more challenging weather conditions.

Galileo Galilei was built by China’s COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry as a medium-sized hopper dredger with a total hopper capacity of 18,000 cubic metres.

A special feature of Galileo Galilei is its two separated hoppers on board. This allows the dredged material to be spread evenly over both hoppers, thus optimally controlling the load and the draught.

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