TV Dredging delivers fully-electric CSD Vrouwezand

Following yesterday’s ceremony, TV Dredging – part of the Holland Shipyards Group – officially handed over the fully-electric new build dredger “Vrouwezand” to her owner Royal Smals.

Right after the delivery, the newbuild will start working on her first project in Rouveen, the Netherlands.

The jointly designed vessel, type TVD PSD35E, measuring 22,00m long and 7,51m wide, has a dredging depth of 27,30m. The installed power amounts 1000kW in total, with 550kW for the DN350 dredge pump and 375kW for the jet pump.

The vessel is equipped with a highly efficient submersible PM motor, which contributes to lower energy consumption and reduces emissions.


Besides having a sustainable focus, the vessel, is also extremely user-friendly and has a fully automated dredging process.

Another remarkable feature is the vibration monitoring system on the submersible PM motor. It monitors the condition of the bearings on the PM motor and the imbalance of the dredge pumps.


Both TV Dredging and Royal Smals share a strong commitment to working on a sustainable future for both the maritime and dredging industry.

As sustainability comes in many ways, they not only focus on building green vessels, but also pay attention to an environmentally sustainable dredging production process.

Photo: Holland Shipyards Group