Van Oord: Queen Máxima Christens TSHD Vox Amalia

Image source: Van Oord

Her Majesty Queen Máxima performed the christening ceremony for Van Oord’s trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Amalia in Rotterdam this afternoon in presence of 1,400 employees and guests.

The vessel was moored along Wilhelminakade next to the Cruise Terminal in Rotterdam for this special event.

Her Majesty Queen Máxima toured the Vox Amalia and met its crew. She also spoke to the engineers who supervised the vessel’s construction and to a group of youngsters representing Generation Z, the offspring of employees and shareholders, who shared their ideas about a sustainable future.

150th anniversary

On Saturday, 15 December, employees and their family members will have the opportunity to visit the vessel.

Van Oord celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018 with various activities, including the christening of subsea rock installation vessel Bravenes in May and an international symposium in the Laurenskerk in November.

During the symposium, the company was awarded the Royal designation.

Vox Amalia

A trailing suction hopper dredger has large, powerful pumps and engines that enable it to dredge sand, clay, sludge and even gravel from sea or river beds.

The Vox Amalia is 158 meters long, 36 meters wide and has a hopper capacity of 18,000 cubic meters.

It was built in Spain under Van Oord’s supervision.

After the christening ceremony, the vessel will undergo trials in the Netherlands and then be deployed on dredging projects worldwide.

Image source: Van Oord

 

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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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