Damen Develops New Shoalbuster
Damen’s new Ultra Shallow Shoalbuster 3815 SD has completed sea trials and bollard pull testing in the Middle East. Damen developed the design of the new Shoalbuster 3815 SD after extensive dialogue with numerous workboat operators from the oil and gas, and dredging industries, in addition to end clients who charter such vessels.
The results from the sea trials and bollard testing showed the installed power of 1,540 bhp, directed through four 1,000-milimeter (about 39-inch) aft propellers, yielded 18.6 tons of bollard pull. The vessel has a working deck space of 185 square meters (1,991 square feet) and is equipped with two bow thrusters to provide maneuverability when needed. The large working deck makes the Shoalbuster suitable for Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) maintenance works, SBM hose repair and allows space to add containerized units for diving support works.
The Shoalbuster 3815 SD can work in a water depth with a minimum of 120 centimeters (about 47 inches).