C-Job Naval Architects launches customizable TSHD series

Written by Nick Blenkey
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The first concept design released from the C-Job TSHD series is a 14,000-cubic-meter multifunctional dredge.

Aiming to fill the gap between standard designs and fully customized vessels, Netherlands-headquartered C-Job Naval Architects is launching an in-house developed series of trailing suction hopper dredge (TSHD) designs.

The C-Job TSHD Fleet features maintenance, multifunctional, and capital dredges each with varying hopper capacity. Each design in the series is modular and can be used as is or adapted to even better suit the intended operations.

“We’ve noticed a mismatch where off-the-shelf TSHD designs will not match specific project profiles, while a fully tailored dredge can be seen as limiting itself to the type of project it can perform,” says Basjan Faber, C-Job Naval Architects CEO. “Plus, any small adaptions to standard designs usually require a hefty fee. In comes the customizable C-Job TSHD series.”

Modular options of the C-Job TSHD Fleet include modifying main parameters in addition to dredging operations and functionalities such as dredging depth, type of dredge pump, pump power, and discharge method. Additionally, the TSHD series allows for easy up- or down-scaling of the hopper capacity ensuring any cubic meter size is made possible. All dredges within the C-Job series will feature a Green Passport and Clean Design notation.

The first concept design released from the C-Job TSHD series is a 14,000-cubic-meter multifunctional dredge. The dredge is optimized for shallow water performance and features two (extendable) suction pipes, self-unloading systems, and eco-friendly features.

“The C-Job design philosophy has always been that a client should be closely involved in the entire ship design process, as it benefits the end product,” says Faber. “We’re excited to take this philosophy to the next level and provide ship owners with our new and unique modular series. The C-Job TSHD fleet allows customization while reducing engineering time. A win-win situation for our clients.”

The automation process supporting the C-Job TSHD series ensures any proposed changes can be quickly checked. The system will show how changes will alter the design and whether they are, in fact, feasible almost immediately.

The company’s research into hydrogen-based renewable fuels offers another possible customization element to C-Job TSHD series for its customers.

“In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime industry, we must consider hydrogen-based renewable fuels,” says Faber. “With technology progressing at an ever-increasing rate, what isn’t possible now—may be possible in five years’ time. Especially as it becomes more readily available and affordable.

“At C-Job we aim to show these possibilities in our TSHD series and share our vision of the future of dredging with our clients.”

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