Wärtsilä Dual-Fuel Solution to Drive the World’s Most Powerful Cutter Dredger
The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a comprehensive package of engines and propulsion machinery for a new Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) vessel. When delivered, the Spartacus, which is being built on behalf of Belgium based Dredging International (DEME), will be the world’s most powerful CSD and the first ever to be fueled by LNG. It is being built at the Royal IHC yard in the Netherlands.
The vessel will feature four 9-cylinder Wärtsilä 46DF dual-fuel engines, two 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines, and a Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel gas storage and supply system with a newly designed bilobe tank arrangement. The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard during the fourth quarter of 2017.