DEME | BONNY RIVER
DEME has ordered a 15.000 m3 Multifunctional TSHD. C-Job Naval Architects was responsible for the Initial & Concept Design together with Belgium Dredging giant DEME.
The vessel will be called “Bonny River” and can be typed as the first of a new generation of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers. The Bonny River will be built at Royal IHC.
What makes this vessel special is:
- The DEME vessel has a closed process water circuit which minimizes turbidity so it can dredge in environmental vulnerable areas;
- Dual Fuel engines (Diesel & LNG) to optimize fuel consumption levels, minimize the CO2 footprint and significantly reduces NOx, SOx and Small Particles emissions;
- The optimized hull design with a transport capacity of 24.000 tonnes has a limited depth when loaded. This makes the vessel very competitive and highly suitable for shallow water and coastal protection assignments;
- Carrying a “Green Passport” and a “Clean Design” classification which is a certification for owners and contractors that build and operate their vessels in an environmental friendly manner;
- Long suction pipe with a built-in submersible pump and a second shorter suction pipe with heavy-duty rock draghead, which enables the vessel to extract sand from more than a 100 meters deep and operating hard soils areas. This makes the ‘Bonny River’ a multidisciplinary vessel as it can remove hard soil which was not able to be dredged in the past.