Damen close to completing dual-fuel conversion

The Samuel de Champlain is the largest vessel within the Dragages-Ports dredger group, which is half-owned by the French state, and half-owned by a consortium of seven French commercial ports

Shipbuilder and repairer Damen has nearly completed the conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel LNG and MGO capability, launching the Samuel de Champlain from its Dunkerque facility on 27 February. The conversion will be the first of its kind in Europe.

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