Cutter dredger PIRAT X

In June 2008 the German dredging contractor Johann Bunte Bauunternehmung at Papenburg took delivery of her largest dredger so far, named PIRAT X. The dredger can perform as cutter dredger and as deep cutter- and deep suction dredger. Normal cutter depth is up to 25 m with short ladder and spuds, while a deep suction depth on wires can be reached up to 45 m working on X-mas-tree. The hull was built in Poland, oufitting took place in Papenburgt

 Main particulars   
 Length o.a. (ladder in highest position) as suction dredger 
(45 m dredging depth)
96.00 m 
 Length o.a. (ladder in highest position) as cutter dredger
(38 m dredging depth)
 90.00 m
 Length pontoon  65.10 m
 Breadth  16.80 m
 Depth  4.20 m
 Draught, approx.  2.0 m
 Dredging performance  
 Dredging depth as cutter dredger  22 and 38 m
 Dredging depth as deep suction dredger  45 m
 Suction pipe diameter  750 mm
 Discharge pipe diameter  700 mm

Vuyk scope of work

For Johann Bunte, Vuyk acted as consultant, giving advice about total layout and design. Furthermore, Vuyk made the designs for the cutter ladder, spud systems and the gantries. Also during the building stage a lightweight check was made and at the final stage an inclining test and all stability calculations were done.

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