The five workboats were ordered by the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute and after delivery will operate in the areas of the Waterways and Shipping Authorities of Rheine, Meppen, Magdeburg and Braunschweig.

The ships should not only carry out operational work in the respective river and canal networks, but also ice-breaking duties when the weather demands it. These ships are prototypes that can operate extremely effectively all year round.

Technical data:

  • Length OA: 22.73m
  • Beam OA: 7.1m
  • Draught (light): 1.25m
  • Speed: min 13 kmph
  • Drive: 1 x 558 kW fixed pitch propeller
  • Class: GL + 100 A5 IN (0.6) Z, WORK BOAT+MC ZONEN 3,4 and 2 (INLAND)