Magdalen specifications

Owner/operator: Weeks Marine Inc., Cranford, N.J.
Designer/builder: Royal IHC, Kinderdijk, Netherlands/Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, Fla.
Dimensions: L: 356’ B: 79’ D: 25.3’
Mission: Trailing suction hopper dredger
Crew size: 21

Hull:

  • Steel monohull

Propulsion:

  • (2) GE 16V250 diesel engines, 5,682 hp each
  • (2) Siemens Flender gearboxes
  • (2) Hyundai 3,400-kW shaft generators
  • Wartsila 979-hp bow thruster
  • GE 6L250 auxiliary generator, 1,423 kW
  • Caterpillar C18 emergency generator, 425 kW

Capacities:

  • Fuel: 286,441 gallons
  • Potable water: 36,034 gallons
  • Hopper: 8,550 cubic yards

Deck equipment:

  • (2) Ridderinkhof anchor windlasses
  • Ridderinkhof mooring capstan
  • Techcrane F120-52 crane

Navigation/communications:

  • Furuno FAR-2107 radar
  • Transas Navi-Sailor ECDIS
  • Simrad GC80 gyrocompass
  • Sperry Marine Jupiter magnetic compass
  • Furuno FA150 AIS
  • Simrad AP80 autopilot
  • Furuno GMDSS radio suite
  • VSAT connection

Additional equipment:

  • IHC single-wall dredge pump
  • IHC double-wall dredge pump (booster)
  • (3) Hyundai 1,600-kW AC pump motors
  • IHC jet pumps
  • IHC bow coupling
  • Fassmer freefall lifeboat
  • Fassmer rescue boat
  • Fixed CO2 fire suppression
  • Conical bottom valves for dumping material
  • Self-emptying doors and self-emptying channel

Classifications:

  • Lloyd’s Register, 100A1 Hopper Dredger, LMC, UMS; USCG
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