DEME Group

Fast track delivery of communication services for major dredging project

Dredging International, part of the DEME Group, had been contracted in 2014 to undertake a major dredging project relating to the building of a new LNG terminal in Sabetta, northern Russia. In order to ensure efficient business communications between its own 8 vessels and other chartered vessels, and to retrieve almost instant dredging and survey data, DEME required stable, unlimited, and assured connectivity. Furthermore, this was needed within a time frame of 2 months, and was for a 3 month period only. Wärtsilä met this challenge with a single source solution, successfully deploying a VSAT installation including back-up communications with Iridium as well as VoiP, network management and airtime. The work was completed within just 4 weeks. So successful was Wärtsilä’s solution and fast-track capability that DEME decided to migrate the majority of its entire fleet to the same platform. This work was completed in 2016.

Owner DEME - Dredging Environmental and Marine Engineering N.V.
IMO 9574523
Type Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger
Shipyard IHC Dredgers (IHC Smit Kinderdijk)
Gross Tonnage 28634
Deadweight: 34674 t
Length o.a. 168 m
Breadth o.a. 38 m
Maximum speed loaded 16.60 knots
Loading capacity 48,000t

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