Damen Shipyards delivers hybrid crane vessel to Waternet Amsterdam


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Posted on February 20, 2022 at 6:18 PM by

The Maritime Executive







[By: Damen]


Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld has delivered a Damen Crane Vessel 1804 WN25 to the bagger en drijfvuil (dredging and floating debris) department of Waternet Amsterdam, the organization responsible for providing fresh water and associated management services to 1.3 million people in and around Amsterdam. The 18m vessel is equipped to undertake a range of roles, including the detection and removal of derelict rubbish and derelict boats, as well as towing and pushing barges where necessary.


Designated WN25, the Crane Barge has been adapted to meet the exact requirements of Waternet. Her hull shape was modified to reduce the suction effect when sailing near the edge of a channel and across bridges. To minimize emissions, it has a hybrid propulsion system with lithium-ion batteries installed in a dedicated air-conditioned section of the vessel, charged by an EU Stage 5 certified engine. With a capacity of 138kwh (108kwh DOD), the batteries offer a maximum speed of 8 knots and a range of 3.5 hours at 6.5 knots, plus a bollard pull of 2.1 tonnes. In addition, the wheelhouse has been redesigned, allowing it to be removed to minimize drafts and it and the accommodation are also air-conditioned.


“While Waternet was already an existing customer of Damen Shipyards, having purchased Damen patrol vessels over the years, this latest contract was awarded to us via a European tender process which pitted our proposal against those of ‘other leading shipbuilders,’ said Jeroen van Woerkum. , Commercial Director at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld. “We were of course delighted with the result.”



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