With a three-day event (starting at june 4th) on the Koninginnenhoofd Quay in Rotterdam, Van Oord unveiled their latest addition to the fleet. Vox Ariane (registered in the Netherlands), Van Oord’s first trailing suction hopper dredger equipped with an LNG fuel system, was christened by its CFO and member of the Executive Committee Ms. Jolanda Poots-Bijl.
The Vox Ariane has a hopper capacity of approximately 10,500 cubic metres and measures 138 metres in length and 28 metres across the beam. It is the first hopper in Van Oord’s fleet equipped with an LNG fuel system and an outstanding example of Van Oord’s sustainable ambitions.
Investing in the future
The vessel was built by Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd at its shipyard in Singapore. The Vox Ariane and its 2 sister vessels (Vox Alexia and Vox Apolonia, also Dutch flagged ships), which are still under construction, will replace existing vessels and fit in with Van Oord’s aim of making its fleet state-of-the-art and more energy efficient. Their energy-efficient design will reduce fuel consumption and therefore carbon emissions substantially , qualifying them for a Green Passport and Clean Ship Notation.
Source: Van Oord