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Damen to deliver largest stationary dredger in Indonesia

2022-11-24 Tamara Parkin

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Earlier this month, Damen Shipyards signed a contract to deliver a giant Cutter Suction Dredger to Indonesian dredging operator Pelayaran Fortua Nusantara Megajaya (PFNM). The CSD650, once delivered, will be the largest stationary dredger owned by an Indonesian operator and will operate in a port expansion project in Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo. 

Damen’s standard CSD650 model will be fitted with a 700 kW cutter head that can operate in water depths of up to 25m, which will be a record for dredging depths in Indonesia. The vessel’s suction ladder incorporates a submerged dredge pump, which will work in series with the inboard dredge pump. The CSD will have an installed power of 3,938 kW that will allow for a dredge production of 7,000 m3/h on average. An overall length of 70m will allow the dredger to have a swing width of 71m and a weight of 660 tonnes. 

The new CSD650 is currently being finalised and equipped to specification in the Netherlands before being transported from the Damen Dredging Equipment shipyard early next year. This quick delivery was possible due to the Damen stock program, which stocks Damen’s standard vessel designs, which the shipyard can then modify to suit the specific needs of customers. 

This stationary dredger will expand PFNM’s current fleet, which presently operates the largest hopper dredger ever built in Indonesia. Constructed in 2012, the Barito Equator is a 2,500 m3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger built using a Damen design package.

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