Keppel O&M delivers LNG-fuelled dredger to Van Oord
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has delivered an LNG-powered suction hopper dredger (TSHD) built in Singapore to Dutch marine contractor Van Oord, it said on April 20. This is the first LNG-fuelled hopper dredger in Van Oord's fleet.
Named Vox Ariane, the dredger has a hopper capacity of 10,500 m3 and can run on LNG. It is the sixth dredger built by Keppel O&M and the first to be delivered to Van Oord. Keppel O&M is also currently building two more identical dredgers for Van Oord, named Vox Apolonia and Vox Alexia.
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Built to the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation's tier III regulations, Vox Ariane includes several features that considerably reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions, Keppel O&M said.