Van Oord Launches LNG Crane Vessel Werkendam

The Werkendam, Van Oord’s new crane vessel, has been successfully launched in the Waalhaven in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The vessels will contribute to the further modernization of Van Oord’s fleet and therefore mark the start of a new generation of dredging vessels, the company said in its release.

Jaap de Jong, Staff Director of the Ship Management Department at Van Oord, said: “Energy efficiency is one of the top items on our sustainability agenda. To reduce our carbon footprint, we are researching the use of alternative fuels, such as LNG and biofuel. With this investment, we will be gaining experience of LNG-powered vessels and the related benefits.”

The delivery of the vessel and its christening are scheduled for April 2018.

It will generally be deployed to Netherlands-based projects executed by subsidiary Paans Van Oord. Some of this subsidiary’s other crane vessels are currently deployed at the Houtrib Dike, where a Van Oord consortium is reinforcing both sides of a 25-kilometer-long section of the dike with sand and rock.

This is the first LNG-powered vessel in the Van Oord fleet.

 

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