Water Injection Dredger Aquadelta

Design Philosophy 

The Aquadelta is developed in close cooperation with the shipyard Bijlsma Wartena and the owner Van der Kamp B.V. The Aquadelta is a water injection dredger, a type of vessel that injects large volumes of water into the seabed, fluidizing the sediments so that it can flow naturally to other deeper areas.

The vessel was designed with a very long life span in mind, keeping ample room in both the lay-out and the deadweight of the vessel for future conversions. This means that the vessel can be equipped with alternative fuel and/or battery systems relatively easy in the future.

There are two injection pumps, which are electrically driven by horizontal mounted electric motors. The water injection pipes are constructed for water injection up to a depth of approximately 27 meters.

Conoship International is proud to be involved from start to finish in this project, both as integrators and designers. The concept design of the vessel was completed in record time by using extensive 3D models, and having an efficient cooperation between owner, yard and designer.

Length overall (excl. Injection Pump) 41.72m
Length overall (incl. Injection Pump) 48.04m
Length between perpendiculars39.36m
Breadth moulded9.5m
Depth moulded3.65m
Design draught 2.3m
Scantling draught Ts2.5m
Maximum speed10kn
Dredging depth27m
Main generator sets5 X 390bkW
Main thrusters2 X 450bkW
Bow thruster unit350bkW
Tank capacity
Fuel oil (MGO)Abt. 64m3
Potable waterAbt. 23m3

All images courtesy of Van der Kamp Bagger Beheer B.V. and/or Bijlsma Wartena and/or Conoship International

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