C-Job Naval Architects has launched a new cutter suction dredger (CSD) series. Headlining the series is a self-propelled CSD concept design to showcase its possibilities. As a modular platform, options include methanol-powered operation and motion compensation.
The 34-inch self-propelled cutter suction dredger features cutter power of 3500 HP and a total installed power of approximately 26,000 HP. The CSD includes two 6300 HP dredge pumps on deck and one 3500 HP submerged dredge pump on the cutter ladder enabling a maximum dredging depth of 95 feet. The self-propelled CSD boasts a length of 296 feet (about 90.2 metres), which can be extended to provide an increased swing width.
‘The new CSD series is a bold design that brings industry leading performance in a dynamic modular package,’ says Todd Allen, VP Business Development at C-Job. ‘With advanced features like motion compensation and a wide range of options, it demonstrates the start of what is possible with the C-Job CSD series.’
Methanol as an option
The CSD series covers mid-range cutter suction dredgers featuring a dredge discharge diameter of 20 to 40 inch and total installed power from any size up to 30,000 horsepower. Thanks to the adaptive platform underpinning the CSD series, shipowners can completely tailor the design to their desired operational profile while benefitting from a full range of design solutions.
Options include self-propelled or stationary service, anchor boom system, barge loading system, motion compensation in the spud carrier system, Christmas tree system, and spud tilting system to name a few. In terms of fuel options, in addition to standard systems designs can also include renewable marine fuel such as methanol or a combination via dual-fuel propulsion.
Allen: ‘Our new CSD series builds on proven technology to provide [clients] with a perfect starting point – allowing them to realise a fully customized design in a fraction of the time.’