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Van Oord’s new cutter suction dredger christened

Rotterdam, 8 April 2016 – In the presence of guests and employees, Ms Lydia van de Kerk, the wife of CFO Arjan van de Kerk, named Van Oord’s latest cutter suction dredger Biesbosch on 7 April 2016. The ceremony was held on the jetty at Van Oord’s Rotterdam office.

The cutter suction dredger Biesbosch was built by Royal IHC at its yard in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. The vessel forms part of Van Oord’s strategy to modernise its fleet of cutter suction dredgers according to Van Oord safety and environmental standards. As of mid-April, Biesbosch will be deployed for dredging works at the Zeetoegang IJmond project, the construction of the new sea lock at IJmuiden, which is part of the locks programme of the Dutch Department of Public Works.

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