Vasco da Gama was the largest dredger in the world at the time of delivery with hopper capacity of 33,000 m3. The vessel is mainly used for dredging loose and soft soils such as sand, gravel, silt or clay.
|Hopper capacity||33.000 m3|
|L over dredging equipm.||201,0 m|
|Breadth, mld||36.2 m|
|Draught, dredging||14.0 m|
|Depth to main deck||19.0 m|
- Part of basic design.
- Procurement for outfitting, HVAC and interior.
- Complete detail engineering including hull, outfitting, interior, HVAC, machinery and piping; excluding dredging equipment, electrical design and engine room plastic model.
- Site assistance team at the yard during building.
- Complete design and engineering of the ship “in one place”, total coordination.
Special Features of the dredger:
- Dredging depth 45/60/80/131 m
- Diameter of suction pipes (2 No.) 1.400 mm
- Hopper capacity 33.000 m3
- Pumps (trailing) 2 x 4.500 kW
- Dumping system: bottom doors (above bottom line)
- Complete deckhouse in Microstation 3-D.
- Complete hull in TRIBON 3-D.
Ship delivered in 2000.
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