Van Oord launches first LNG powered crane vessel

The 'Werkendam' is Van Oord's first LNG crane vessel The 'Werkendam' is Van Oord's first LNG crane vessel
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Van Oord has launched the first LNG powered crane vessel in its fleet it says will contribute to its modernisation programme and sustainability agenda.

The company said that the launch of the Werkendam, will mark the start of a new generation of dredging vessels.

“Energy efficiency is one of the top items on our sustainability agenda,” said Jaap de Jong, staff director of the Ship Management Department at Van Oord.

“To reduce our carbon footprint, we are researching the use of alternative fuels, such as LNG and biofuel. With this investment, we will be gaining experience of LNG-powered vessels and the related benefits.”


The delivery of the vessel and its christening are scheduled for April 2018.

When it goes into operation, it will generally be deployed to Netherlands-based projects being executed by subsidiary Paans Van Oord.

Some of this subsidiary’s other crane vessels are currently deployed at the Houtrib dike, where a Van Oord consortium is reinforcing both sides of a 25-kilometre-long section of the dike with sand and rock.

The Houtrib dike, which links Enkhuizen and Lelystad, protects large parts of the Netherlands from flooding.



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