Spartacus is one of the most powerful dredgers the world will ever see. Yet, looking beyond its power and ability to cut through the hardest materials, there is a soft spot for both people and the environment.
SAFETY BY DESIGN
The safety and comfort of our crew has been the single most priority. DEME raised the safety standards well beyond international requirements by analysing, documenting and preparing every single operation on board. Throughout this safety by design process, potential hazards were consistently eliminated, while efficiency and ergonomic gains were integrated throughout.
HIGHEST STANDARDS OF CREW COMFORT
During operations, the vibrations of a typical cutter suction dredger can make life on board quite a challenge. By installing giant air cushions underneath the accommodation, DEME has reduced vibrations by an impressive 80%.
OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
Making all of our operations environmentally-friendly and becoming climate neutral by 2050 is one of DEME’s most important strategic priorities. Firstly, we are investing heavily in fuel saving technologies and ways to do more with less fuel, and secondly, we are investing in the use of future fuels, with very low or zero greenhouse gas emissions.
TRIPLE FUEL FLEXIBILITY
All 6 engines can run on almost all fuels available today including LNG and biodiesel.
Spartacus is designed to use energy as efficiently as possible. The air conditioning can be powered by cold recovery from LNG, while the heat from the main engine is converted into electrical power through a dedicated steam turbine.