DEME names the latest self-propelled rock dredger Amazone


On 17 November 2012, the new heavy-duty cutter suction dredger (CSD) ‘Amazone’, was named at Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore by Mrs. Monique Marcourt, spouse of Mr. Jean-Claude Marcourt, Vice-president and Minister for Economy, SME’s, Foreign Trade and new Technologies of the Walloon Government.

This new sea-going dredger is self-propelled and features no less than 12,860 kW of total installed power.
The ‘Amazone’ has an integrated barge loading facility enabling to discharge both through the traditional floating pipeline and directly into a barge moored alongside.
The increased discharge power allows for covering significantly larger distances between the dredging area and the reclamation area when pumping ashore.

The ‘Amazone’ is specially equipped for dredging hard rock formations.
She has a rock cutter head designed for great production rates with low down-time, thanks to an advanced quick teeth replacement system, a low spillage due to an optimized hydraulic design and highly durable teeth adapters with virtually maintenance-free contact surfaces.

The ‘Amazone’ is able to dredge at water depths up to 30 m.
As her sistership ‘Al Jarraf’, the ‘Amazone’ was built at the ASL shipyard in Singapore.

Source: DEME Group, 17 November 2012