Van Oord, an international marine contractor based in the Netherlands, has successfully launched a new crane vessel in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is the first LNG-powered vessel in the Van Oord fleet. The vessel will contribute to the further modernization of Van Oord’s fleet and mark the start of a new generation of dredging vessels.
“Energy efficiency is one of the top items on our sustainability agenda,” said Jaap de Jong, Staff Director of the Ship Management Department at Van Oord. “To reduce our carbon footprint, we are researching the use of alternative fuels, such as LNG and biofuel. With this investment, we will be gaining experience of LNG-powered vessels and the related benefits.”
The delivery of the vessel and its christening are scheduled for April 2018. It will generally be deployed to Netherlands-based projects.