Van Oord among the nominees for the IADC Safety Award 2023

International Association of Dredging Companies has just announced that 9 submissions are in the running for IADC’s Safety Award 2023, one of these submissions is from – Van Oord.

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Van Oord’s LNG training on its fleet of LNG powered dredgers provides crew with system specific knowledge for safe operations.

The company’s new build trailing suction hopper dredgers Vox Ariane, Vox Apolonia and Vox Alexia are all powered by LNG. For Van Oord and for the dredging industry, LNG as a fuel is still relatively new, so it was and still is important to educate crew and the organisation of the overall design and in particular on the safety aspects and safe operations of the gas system.

Since the gas system consists of several different suppliers, no single supplier can provide a training that will cover the entire system.

Therefore, a vessel specific LNG training was setup in-house to provide a comprehensive overview of the gas system, combining all aspects from different system suppliers into one.

The goal, to better prepare the crew with the system specific knowledge for safe operations of the LNG fuel supply and how to conduct safe LNG bunkering operations.