TSHD Galileo Galilei passes sea trials

Jan De Nul Group new trailing suction hopper dredger Galileo Galilei has successfully passed sea trials in the Yellow Sea.

Despite the freezing cold weather with temperatures dropping to minus 26 degrees, the crew of Galileo Galilei successfully completed all the tests.

The new vessel was named after the famous Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer.

Construction of the newbuild took place at the COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry shipyard in Dalian, China.

The 18,000m³ TSHD is equipped with a two stage highly efficient exhaust gas filter system, resulting in emissions complying with the European Stage V regulations for inland waterway vessels.

Delivery of the new dredger is expected to take place in the next couple of weeks.

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