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    Keppel O&M delivers LNG-fuelled dredger to Van Oord

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This is the first LNG hopper dredger in Van Oord's fleet.

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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.

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.