Van Oord christens second LNG-powered TSHD Vox Apolonia

Van Oord celebrated the christening of brand new trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Apolonia today.

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This is Van Oord’s second hopper dredger equipped with an LNG fuel system.

During a two-day christening event, Vox Apolonia was moored along the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam city centre.

According to Van Oord, “guests and employees came together to celebrate this memorable moment. They had the opportunity to board the new vessel for a guided tour before its deployment on dredging projects worldwide.”

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Vox Apolonia is the sister vessel of the LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredgers Vox Ariane and Vox Alexia. Vox Ariane was christened in June 2022 and has already been successfully deployed on several projects.

Triplet sister vessel Vox Alexia is in the final stages of construction in Singapore.

According to Van Oord, these new vessels have a hopper capacity of approximately 10,500 cubic metres and measure 137.50 metres in length and 27.60 metres across the beam.

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