EXCLUSIVE: Water injection dredger Rijn delivered to Van Oord

The first of the two water injection vessels (WIDs) for Van Oord was successfully delivered last week, said Kooiman Marine Group.

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The finishing work was completed well before the contractual delivery date, meaning that the Rijn could leave the yard in Zwijndrecht last Sunday,” said Kooiman.

Sister ship the ‘Rhône’ will also be delivered soon.

Both newbuilds are equipped with a hybrid energy management system and will be able to store energy in batteries that can be used later for propulsion and other purposes.

The new dredgers will comply with IMO TIER III legislation for reducing harmful NOx emissions and take account of EU STAGE V legislation.