UKD Orca




Trailing suction hopper dredger


UK Dredging

Built by

Barkmeijer Shipyard



D&A® electric was responsible for the design, implementation, commissioning and turnkey delivery of the complete drive system, comprising:

- 1 D&A® Main Switchboard for 3 generators

- 1 D&A® PMS power management system

- 2 D&A® Eprop panels for the propulsion of 1500kW each

- 1 D&A® Ebow panel for the bow thruster of 500kW

- 1 D&A® Epump drive for the dredge pump of 850kW

- 1 D&A® Epump drive for the jet pump of 575kW

- 2 D&A® Rotating converters for the normal board net of 500kVA each

- 2 electric motors for propulsion

- 1 electric motor for the bow thruster

- 1 electric motor for  the dredge pump

- 1 electric motor for the jet pump

Baggerschip Orca


Logical solutions... for shipping

The Eprop system is a frequency-controlled diesel-electric drive that allows a normal barge to use up to 40% less fuel without any loss of speed. This result is determined by a different way of looking at the entire vessel, it’s normal sailing behaviour and the desired speed. The propulsion train is adjusted accordingly and shows significantly better fuel returns.




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