VIDEO: Celebrating the 150 Years of Marine Ingenuity

Van Oord’s 150th anniversary event took place last weekend, Saturday April 14th, on the quay of the Biesboschhaven Zuid harbor in Werkendam, the cradle of the company.

At the event, the company named their first LNG-powered newbuild: the crane vessel Werkendam.

The ship was named by Pia van Oord, wife of Govert van Oord – the grandson of forefather Govert van Oord who laid the foundations of the current Van Oord in 1868.

The 68-meter-long Werkendam was built at the Neptune yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. The ship is fully powered by LNG, with gas oil as a back-up.

With the storage tank on the aft deck, the Werkendam can store enough LNG on board to sail and operate for fourteen days without having to refuel. In comparison with diesel, LNG emits 80% less particulate matter and 70% less nitrous oxide. A CO2 reduction of 25% is also achieved.

The first job for the Werkendam will be maintenance dredging and revetment works in the Rotterdam Europahaven.

 

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