The Brabo entered service in 2007. The major part of the pumping power is delivered by the two Wärtsilä engines – a Wärtsilä 12V32 and a Wärtsilä 8L32.
The vessel is designed to work in shallow waters, and for applications such as, port maintenance, beach replenishment, and land reclamation projects. The limited draft, together with its large beam, enables the Brabo to be used in conditions where other ships of this class would be restricted by their length or draft. The versatile dredging installation means that the ship can be deployed for a wide range of dredging projects.
Brabo, trailer suction hopper dredger, 2007
- 1 x Wärtsilä 12V32 engine driving CPP and dredge pump at variable speed
1 x Wärtsilä 8L32 engine driving CPP and jet pump at constant speed
- 2 x Wärtsilä Transverse Thrusters
- Wärtsilä Propulsion Control Systems
- Wärtsilä Bearing Solutions
|Type||Trailer suction hopper dredger|
|Owner||DEME (Dredging. Environmental and Marine Engineering) Belgium|
|Operator||DEME (Dredging. Environmental and Marine Engineering) Belgium|
|Shipyard||IHC Dredgers BV- Kinderdijk, Netherlands|
|Speed (loaded)||15.90 knots|
|Total power||11,037 kW|
|Hopper capacity||11,650 m2|