Van Oord's second large self-propelled cutter suction dredger, was named 'Artemis' & launched at the IHC Merwede shipyard in Kinderdijk, Holland
The vessel will be ready in the first half of 2013. The contract for the vessel’s design, construction and delivery was signed on 20 December 2010.
The Artemis is a sister vessel to the Athena, which was delivered at the end of 2011. Since Van Oord took receipt of the Athena, it has deployed the large cutter suction dredger successfully on various projects. Construction of the two ships has been a major boost for the Dutch economy.
- Type: Self-propelled cutter suction dredger
Owner: Van Oord
Shipyard: IHC Dredgers B.V.
Length: 131.5 m
Breadth: 27.80 m
- Total power installed: 24,650 kW
- Diameter of discharge pipe: 1,000 mm
- Maximum dredging depth (50°): 25.8 m
Maximum dredging depth (60°): 32.4 m
‘Construction of the Artemis is in line with Van Oord’s strategy of operating in every single category of the dredging market,’ says Pieter van Oord, CEO. ‘By investing in two self-propelled cutter suction dredgers and two mammoth backhoe dredgers, Van Oord can take on any dredging project in hard soil.’