Two LNG-Powered Dredging Vessels Put on Order
DEME Group, a dredging and land reclamation provider, has confirmed its order for two new LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredgers that will feature a “Green Passport” and “Clean Design” notation.
The ships will be equipped with dual fuel engines and LNG tanks, ensuring compliance with all of the international emission requirements within the Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA).
The first vessel will be a new generation trailing suction hopper dredger with a total length 341 ft. The second vessel will be a new generation trailing suction hopper dredger and is 253 ft. in length. Both trailing suction hopper dredgers will be built by the Dutch shipyard Royal IHC. They will be operational before the end of 2016.
Earlier this year, the DEME announced its order of two smaller LNG-powered vessels, the Apollo and the multipurpose cable-laying ship the Living Stone.