TSHD Vox Ariane dredging trials at Maasvlakte

Van Oord’s trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Vox Ariane has been spotted in the Dutch water.

“Vox Ariane is our latest edition to the fleet. In this picture you can see her performing dredging trials at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam,” said Van Oord.

Van Oord photo

Recently delivered by Keppel Offshore & Marine, the TSHD is the first dual-fuel dredger built in Singapore and the first of three identical dredgers that Keppel O&M is building for Van Oord.

Built to the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Tier III regulations, the Dutch flagged dredger includes several features that considerably reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Also, the TSHD incorporates innovative and sustainable systems and has obtained the Green Passport and Clean Ship Notation by Bureau Veritas.

According to Van Oord, the Vox Ariane has one suction pipe with submerged e-driven dredge pump, two shore discharge dredge pumps, five bottom doors, a total installed power of 14,500 kW, and is able to accommodate 22 persons.

Photo: Van Oord