US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

DREDGE WHEELER (REPOWERED)

Repowered July 30, 2012 to August 29, 2013

Published July 9, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center managed the repowering of the Dredge Wheeler in from 2012 to 2013. The deep-draft hopper dredge is owned and operated by the USACE New Orleans District.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center managed the repowering of the Dredge Wheeler in from 2012 to 2013. The deep-draft hopper dredge is owned and operated by the USACE New Orleans District.

Vessel Owner: United States Army Corps of Engineers
Repowering Shipyard: Signal Ship Repair, Mobile, AL
Project Management Team: USACE Marine Design Center and New Orleans District
Vessel Operation Team: USACE New Orleans District, New Orleans, LA

Vessel Particulars: 

  • Length Overall: 408’-3”
  • Hull Breadth:          78’
  • Hull Depth:   36’
  • Commissioned:  1982
  • Max Hopper Load: 8,256 cu yds
New Machinery, Equipment, and Special Features
  • Propulsion Engines: (2) CAT C280-16, 6169 bhp ea @ 900 RPM
  • Generator Engines: (2) CAT C280-12, 3700 bkW ea @ 1000 RPM
  • Propulsion Reduction Gears: (2) Reintjes LAF5666 - Ratio 4.762:1
  • Ship Service Generators: (3) Kato Engineering, 1,000 kW ea
  • Integrated Control & Monitoring System: Electronic Marine Systems, Inc. 
  • Propulsion Control System: Prime Mover Controls, Inc.
  • Propellers: Michigan Wheel Marine, 162” diameter MRA162