Van Oord Orders Two Water Injection Dredgers

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Van Oord has ordered the construction of two water injection dredgers (WID) at Kooiman Marine Group.

“The new vessels will be multifunctional and will include systems that ensure optimal deployment. The first vessel will be commissioned in late 2020,” said Van Oord.

This new generation of vessels is versatile and has water injection dredging, mass flowing and power jetting systems.

The latest technological developments have also been applied, such as heave compensation and dynamic positioning, which means that the dredging can be pre-programmed to a great extent and performed more efficiently.

“Thanks to the maneuverability and very limited draught, the vessels are perfectly suitable for maintenance dredging in shallow harbors,” said the company.

The new water injection vessels will be equipped with a hybrid energy management system. Consequently, the vessels can store energy in batteries from residual heat that is normally lost. This energy is subsequently used for purposes including propulsion. Diesel-electric engines will reduce CO2 emissions.

The new water injection vessels will comply with the new IMO TIER III legislation for reducing harmful NOx emissions and take account of EU STAGE V legislation.

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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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