Anglo Belgian Corporation Engines for DEME LNG Dredger

Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC), a manufacturer of medium speed diesel engines, has announced the sale of two 16VDZD dual fuel engines (MDO/LNG), that will power DEME’s new generation trailing suction hopper dredger.

The commissioning of the dredger ‘Minerva’ is scheduled for late 2016, making it the first dredging vessel that will be equipped with dual fuel engines, in addition to DEME’s other trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Scheldt River’ that will be built and put into service around the same time.

Jean-Pierre Props, Area Sales Manager at Anglo Belgian Corporation, said: “We have many years of expertise in the development and production of engines designed for ships that are to be used worldwide. However, it’s the first time that we will supply dual fuel engines for the dredging industry.”

Jan Gabriel, Head of New Building and Conversion at DEME, said: “The two 16VDZD engines fit perfectly into the concept of the trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Minerva’ in terms of power, size, and in particular that they are available in dual fuel execution.”

Each of the dual fuel engines will develop 2400 kW at 900 rpm and meet the IMO Tier 3 emissions standards.

Both trailing suction hopper dredgers are being built by the Dutch shipyard Royal IHC.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

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.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

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

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