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Investments & recycling

Our investments go hand-in-hand with Van Oord’s purpose of making a better world for future generations by delivering Marine ingenuity. Investments in the maritime sector requires vision and courage at the best of times, and never more than in today’s rapidly changing world.

The fleet is being improved in close cooperation with specialists within Van Oord. They are heavily involved in the building process and they are always looking for new ways to innovate. A fine example is that the engineering team paid special attention to the latest additions of our fleet. How can these vessels be most energy efficient? The design includes several features that will reduce fuel consumption, and consequently carbon emissions, by a considerable margin. The vessels are being equipped with innovative and sustainable systems and will obtain a Green Passport and Clean Ship Notation. Van Oord has designed the vessels in-house in cooperation with DEKC Maritime from the Netherlands. The new vessels will be Dutch flagged.

These state-of-the-art vessels will boost the mid-class section of our fleet of trailing suction hopper dredgers. By investing in these three hoppers, we’ll be gaining more experience using LNG as an alternative fuel in this category of dredging equipment.

Jaap de Jong, Director Ship Management Department
Jaap de Jong, Director Ship Management Department

Overview of investments

  • Trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Amalia. Started its first job in 2020
  • A new Deep Dig-It cable trencher is installed on the offshore installation vessel MPI Adventure and will start burying cables for the Hollandse Kust Zuid export cable project in 2020.
  • Three trailing suction hopper dredgers with a hopper capacity of 10,500 m3 each. All vessels are fitted with an LNG installation. The first two vessels will be delivered in 2021. The third vessel will be deliverd in 2022.
  • Two hybrid water injection dredging (WIDs) vessels from Kooiman Zwijndrecht. Delivery is expected early in 2021. The vessels will be named Maas and Mersey.

Sustainable vessel recycling

Vessels which have become obsolete for technical, economic, or commercial reasons, or which no longer meet statutory and regulatory requirements are carefully dismantled. The dismantling and recycling activities are performed in accordance with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Vessels.