Van Oord’s new LNG TSHD Vox Alexia hits the water (VIDEO)

Van Oord’s new LNG trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Vox Alexia hit the water last week in Singapore.

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The vessel is set to boost the mid-class section of Van Oord’s fleet of trailing suction hopper dredgers.

“This state-of-the-art vessel is fitted with an LNG installation and is a fine example of Van Oord’s sustainability ambition,” the company said.

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As we reported recently, Van Oord’s three new LNG trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) are on their way.

The Vox Ariane will become operational in June 2022. The Vox Apolonia will follow six months later and the Vox Alexia a further six months later.

These three new dual-fuel trailing suction hopper dredgers have cleaner emissions and a significantly lower carbon footprint than conventional trailing suction hopper dredgers and so will boost Van Oord’s position in the middle segment of the dredging market.