Van Oord performed the naming ceremony for its new Multi Cat Oceanus. A sister vessel Cronus is to be delivered April 2012.
The Multi Cats were ordered by Van Oord in November 2010 with Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld (The Netherlands). Their main purpose will be assisting the Athena and Artemis, Van Oord's new, self-propelled cutter suction dredgers. Therefore Van Oord and Damen designed a new, larger Multi Cat.
As Athena has heavy anchors, the Oceanus has a 340 ton-metre fore crane and a 80 ton-metre aft crane. The workboat has an enlarged depth, allowing the working deck to be 1.10 m above the waterline (normally: 80-90 cm). In addition to anchor handling, the Multi Cat will deliver supplies, water and fuel oil.
Length: 32.68 m
Breadth: 13.40 m
Depth moulded: 4.52 m
Installed propulsion power: 1,640 KW
Anchor winch: 150 tons
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