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Closeup Massive Marine Excavator the Nordic Giant Dredging at Aberdeen Harbour

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Published on Aug 14, 2012

The Nordic Giant is a Dredging vessel measuring in at 55 meters in length, 17 meters in breadth and 4 meters in depth. It has a maximum speed of 7.3 knots and weighs in at 1090 tons. The vessels power plant is capable of generating 2000 kW and anchors itself by the use of three spuds. The crane is a Liebherr P995 backhoe with a dredging depth of 27 meters. The Liebherr P995 backhoe with bucket weights in at 380,000kg and has a bucket capacity of 8.50 to 18.00 cubic meters. The ship was originally known as the Askar built 1999-2001 for Skanska, Egypt at the Port Said Shipyard. In 2001 it was renamed as the Nordic Hero and in 2002 it was rebuilt and named the Nordic Giant. It is known as the biggest dipperdredger in Europe. The Nordic Giant is accompanied by two hopper barges the Long Sand and the Hans.

Other information about the vessel
https://www.dredgepoint.org/dredging-...
http://www.liebherr.co.uk/EM/en-GB/pr...
Up to date info on the status and location of the vessel
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/ship...
Details about the Aberdeen Harbour Dredging Project
http://www.aberdeen-harbour.co.uk/mar...
The Barges
Long Sand http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/p...
Hans http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/p...

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