IBN BattutaCutter Suction Dredger (CSD)

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Cutter Suction Dredger

IBN BattutaCutter Suction Dredger (CSD)

Cutter Suction Dredger

In 2007 one of the leading dredging contractors in the world, Jan De Nul, ordered four large self-propelled cutter dredgers, named IBN Battuta, Zheng He, Fernão de Magalhães and Niccolò Machiavelli.

Basic design Detail design

These dredgers where designed using the latest technology and innovation and are employable worldwide. Insights from the owners’ long-term experience with their existing dredgers have also been incorporated in this design. Special features include: ladder turning points at two positions, three dredge pumps, moveable bow for auxiliary spud, anchor booms and a barge loading system at both sides. Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam has continued its relationship with Jan De Nul by preparing the major part of the basic design of the dredger in close cooperation with the owners.


Launched in
138.50 m
Dredging depth
Submerged Pump Power
4,250 kW
Cutter Power
7,000 kW
Inboard Pump Power
2 x 5,000 kW

Basic design

  • Design package key components
  • Final tender information for (yard) inquiries

Detail design

  • Design package ready for production
  • Incorporate manufacturing standards and procedures
  • Support transition and translation detailed design at yard
  • Specifications parts
  • Design manuals
  • Operational manuals


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