TSHD Willem van Oranje at Damen yard

The trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Willem van Oranje arrived recently at Damen yard in Rotterdam to pull both rudders, and to repair the starboard propeller shaft.


According to Damen, all propeller blades have been replaced by new ones.

Damen photo

The rudders are currently being assembled and a new docking is also planned, so that everything is assembled and the ship can sail again.

The 143m-long TSHD Willem van Oranje, which began service in 2010, has a hopper capacity of 12,000 cubic metres and total installed power of 13,870 kW. 

It can dredge to a depth of 62m and is deployed on some of the most diverse maritime infrastructure projects around the world.