The Netherlands: Van Oord Names Its Second Self-Propelled Cutter Suction Dredger

On 16 December last Van Oord commissioned the construction of a second self-propelled cutter suction dredger. Today CEO Pieter van Oord announced that the vessel will be named Artemis. Artemis is the Greek godess of hunting. She is powerfull and strong willed.

This new vessel will be the sister to the Athena, the self-propelled cutter suction dredger that is currently under construction. The Artemis will be built at the IHC shipyard in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands.

The Artemis will be 130 m long, with installed power of 24,650 KW, and will be, along with its sister vessel the Athena, amongst the most modern and powerful self-propelling cutter suction dredgers in the world. The vessel will be operational mid 2013.

Source: vanoord, January 4, 2011

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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