Damen will deliver a complete component package for Korea’s first large combined oil recovery and dredging vessel. (Image courtesy of Damen Shipyards Group)
Damen Shipyards Group has won an order for a complete components package for a multi-purpose vessel contracted at Korean yard Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) for KOEM, the Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation. The vessel is due to be delivered in 2022.
The vessel will be Korea’s first large combined oil recovery and dredging vessel, with the flexibility to operate as a hopper dredger when not tending to emergencies. The project also represents Damen’s first delivery of a components package to a Korea shipyard.
Damen will act as a key supplier, providing a complete equipment package, and undertaking the integration of all the systems. The scope of the equipment package comprises the dredging gear, the oil sweeping gear and the electric and hydraulic system.
The 5,000 ton vessel will have a hopper capacity of 4,100m³. The turnkey dredging package includes a 900 mm trailing pipe, designed to dredge at depths of up to 30 metres, a dredge pump and jet water pump including drives. The installation will also include hopper loading and discharging equipment, including dredge valves and overflows.
The oil recovery system consists of a rigid sweeping arm of 15 metres complete with its crane and various oil pumps in order to deal with oils of varying viscosity. The oil recovery system has been designed to work in waves up to 4 metres.
Damen’s sales manager Michiel Hendrikx says, “We are very pleased with this project. We have been in contact with KOEM about this for some years and are very excited to have successfully signed a contract with HHIC for the delivery of the oil recovery and dredging equipment for this unique vessel.”