Boskalis orders megacutter to strengthen its dredging fleet



Royal Boskalis Westminster NV (Boskalis) has ordered a new self-propelled megacutter from IHC Merwede.
This self-propelled cutter suction dredger, with a total installed power of approx. 23,700 kW and a pump ashore capacity of 15,600 kW, is a replacement investment.

The total investment amounts to around EUR 170 million and construction of the vessel is expected to take more than three years.

The general particulars are as follows:

Total installed power:23.684 kW
Length o.a.: 152,0 m
Width: 28,0 m
Dredging depth: 35,0 m

Source: Royal Boskalis Westminster, 27 November 2013