Damen unveils its first Electric Cutter Suction Dredger
The ECSD 650 makes zero emission dredging projects possible with electric motors powering the dredge system.
The electric power offers substantial noise control, providing an additional degree of efficiency, and guaranteeing the suitability of the dredger for developments in heavily inhabited and environmentally vulnerable areas.
The rear side pontoons on the conventional CSD 650 serve only to provide buoyancy; in the ECSD, the starboard side pontoon becomes an electric nerve centre.
The low voltage network of the dredger is designed to allow for quick servicing with no special crew training necessary.
The associated reduction of vibrations during dredging, meanwhile, ensures a comfortable experience for those on board.
Damen 's work on maritime industry electrification comes under the so-called E3 falling.
Currently the shipyards group is working on a number of electric vessel projects.
Maritime Business World