DEME holds naming ceremony for the world’s most powerful cutter suction dredger ‘Spartacus’

Last Friday the naming ceremony was held for the mega cutter suction dredger ‘Spartacus’. The most powerful cutter suction dredger in the world, a vessel like ‘Spartacus’ has never been seen before in the industry. With a total installed power of 44,180 kW, its production rates and ability to cut hard soil are unrivalled.

Although it was not possible to have DEME’s traditional naming festivities and family day given the coronavirus restrictions, DEME was honoured that Mrs Annik Penders, the wife of the Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, accepted to be the godmother of the new vessel. The ceremony still managed to capture the spirit of the occasion with all the traditional rituals as Mrs Penders gracefully smashed a bottle of champagne against the hull.

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