VESSEL REVIEW: Rua Khut 5 – Dredger and hopper barge pair for Chao Phraya, Thailand

Featured VESSEL REVIEW: Rua Khut 5 – Dredger and hopper barge pair for Chao Phraya, Thailand

The Port Authority of Thailand has accepted delivery of a newbuild dredger and a pair of hopper barges.

The IHC-designed dredger, named Rua Khut 5, will maintain navigational depth in the Chao Phraya River, which runs through Bangkok.

Rua Khut 5 is 61.5 metres long, with a moulded beam of 11.5 metres, hull draught of 1.45 metres, and moulded depth of 2.46 metres.

Classed by BV, she has a crew of 12 and can dredge at depths of up to 15 metres. Her main engine is 746kW at 1,015rpm, and she is equipped with an auxiliary engine of 624kW at 1,800rpm.

Rua Khut 5 is supported by a pair of hopper barges, named Rua Din 11 and Rua Din 12. These measure in at 40.2 by 10.4 by 3.4 metres each, and have a hopper capacity of 300m3.

Rua Khun 5
SPECIFICATIONS
Type of vessel: Dredger
Classification: BV
Flag: Thailand
Owner: Port Authority of Thailand
Builder: Sea Crest Marine, Thailand
Construction material: Steel
Length overall: 61.5 metres
Length over pontoon: 49.0 metres
Beam: 11.5 metres
Breadth over pontoon: 11.4 metres
Draught: 31.45 metres
Depth: 2.46 metres
Dredging depth @ 45° ladder angle: 15.0 metres
Main engine: 746kW @ 1,015rpm
Auxiliary engine: 624kW @ 1,800rpm
Alternator: 93.6ekW @ 1,800rpm
Crew: 12

Rua Din 11 / Rua Din 12
SPECIFICATIONS
Type of vessel: Hopper barge
Classification: BV
Flag: Thailand
Owner: Port Authority of Thailand
Builder: Sea Crest Marine, Thailand
Construction material: Steel
Length overall: 40.2 metres
Beam: 10.4 metres
Draught: 3.4 metres
Depth: 4.0 metres
Main engine: 2 x 749kW @ 1,350rpm
Gensets: 3 x 120ekW @ 1,500rpm
Gearboxes: 2 x YHX-500
Hopper capacity: 300m3
Crew: 6
Last modified onFriday, 03 August 2018 14:37