Van Oord to Extend Fleet with Third New Hopper Dredger

July 16, 2019
Van Oord to Extend Fleet with Third New Hopper Dredger

Van Oord has decided to use the option of ordering a third trailing suction hopper dredger capable of operating on LNG at Keppel FELS Limited. The vessel is similar to the two vessels that the company ordered in May 2018. Sustainable operations and advanced automation are key factors in the design.

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Dutch SME Catalyst Fund Supports Dredging Robot Project

July 1, 2019
Dutch SME Catalyst Fund Supports Dredging Robot Project

The company Aqitec Water Systems in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, has received 20,000 euros from the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Catalyst Fund Drechtsteden. The company uses this co-financing to carry out a feasibility study for a dredging robot.

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First European Conversion of Dredger to Dual-fuel LNG/MGO

June 21, 2019
First European Conversion of Dredger to Dual-fuel LNG/MGO

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) has converted the 117-metre, 8500-cubic-metre trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain to dual-fuel LNG/MGO propulsion. It is the first time such a conversion has been carried out in Europe.

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Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Bonny River Joins DEME Fleet

June 18, 2019
Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Bonny River Joins DEME Fleet

DEME’s multi-year fleet investment programme continues with the arrival of the new generation trailing suction hopper dredger Bonny River. The vessel is currently being mobilised in Flushing, the Netherlands, for its first assignments.

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Jan De Nul Sets CO2 Reduction Targets for Dredging Projects

June 13, 2019
Jan De Nul Sets CO2 Reduction Targets for Dredging Projects

Jan De Nul Group plans to reduce CO2 emissions in eighty per cent of maintenance dredging contracts in Flanders by at least fifteen per cent by 2020. The company will already achieve this reduction during maintenance dredging works at the Nieuwpoort coastal marina.

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Van Oord to Reclaim 600 Hectares of Land in Mexico

June 3, 2019
Van Oord to Reclaim 600 Hectares of Land in Mexico

Within ten months, Van Oord will reclaim twelve million cubic metres of sand to create 600 hectares of new land in Mexico. The land will be used for the new PEMEX (Petróleos Mexicanos) refinery in Dos Bocas, Tabasco.

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Aegir Deployed to Install 2500-tonne Cutter Ladder

June 3, 2019
Aegir Deployed to Install 2500-tonne Cutter Ladder

The world’s most powerful Cutter Suction Dredger Spartacus has received its 2500-tonne cutter ladder. The installation was performed by Heerema's deepwater construction vessel Aegir. Clearances during the installation process were at times no more than 24 millimetres.

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Damen Introduces Twin-Hulled Dredger

May 31, 2019
Damen Introduces Twin-Hulled Dredger

The Damen Shipyards Group has added a radically different design to its dredging portfolio: a twin-hulled, deep cutter suction dredger designated the DCSD500. This compact new dredger can operate at dredging depths that have previously been possible to reach only with larger dredgers.

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Dutch Dredging Expands Fleet with Ninth Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

May 29, 2019
Dutch Dredging Expands Fleet with Ninth Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

With the christening of the Lesse, Dutch Dredging from Sliedrecht, the Netherlands, has significantly expanded its fleet. The new trailing suction hopper dredger was built at the yard of MTG Dolphin in Varna, Bulgaria, under the supervision of Royal IHC.

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Damen to Build Marine Aggregate Dredger for Hanson

May 27, 2019
Damen to Build Marine Aggregate Dredger for Hanson

Damen Shipyards Group will supply a Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 vessel to Hanson Aggregates Marine in the UK. The vessel will be used to extract aggregates offshore up to depths of 55 m, for use in the onshore construction industry.

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