Work on Europe’s First LNG-Powered Hopper Barge Nears End

Work on LNG-powered hopper barge “greenports 1” is nearly completed with final touches being made on the EUR 4.9 million vessel.

This unique ship, built by Dutch-based Shipyard Constructions Hoogezand Nieuwbouw (SCHN), will begin its first test run next week, after which the “greenports 1” will set sail to Bremerhaven.

This modern hopper barge has the length of 70.50 meters, width of 10.50 meters and draught of 2.90 meters.

The launching ceremony took place in Foxhol, the Province of Groningen, on Thursday, 31 March 2016.

The SCHN shipyard is a relatively new company which has concentrated on the production of gas tankers for seagoing and inland shipping since it was founded in 2012.

To date, SCHN has built one barge and four small seagoing ships.

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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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