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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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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