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Video: LNG-powered Dredger Scheldt River Launched

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 31, 2017

Scheldt River (Photo: Royal IHC)

Scheldt River (Photo: Royal IHC)

DEME Group’s second LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Scheldt River is part of a new generation of dual fuel hoppers that set out to achieve new standards in environmental performance.

Launched January 14 at Royal IHC's shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands, the 7,950m3 vessel possesses a number of innovative features and technologies, including an IHC-patented two-speed gearbox as well as a newly developed wing-shaped bow thruster tunnel.

A video showing the construction process and launching is available here.

Scheldt River
Type: Trailing suction hopper dredger
Builder: Royal IHC
Customer: DEME
Length overall: 115.8m
Breadth: 25m
Depth: 9m
Design draught: 6.5m
Hopper capacity: 7,950m3
Dredging depth: 60m
Speed: 14 knots
Accommodation: 20 people

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