Van Oord orders two new vessels
Van Oord has ordered two trailing suction hopper dredgers to be built by Spanish Construcciones Navales del Norte S.L., LaNaval, in Bilbao. Both vessels will be delivered in 2017.
The order is in line with Van Oord's innovative investment programme and is part of the replacement programme of older trailing suction hopper dredgers. The dredgers will have a hopper capacity of approximately 17,000 m3, a length of 158 meters and a width of 36 meters. During the design phase, special attention was paid to the energy-efficiency of the vessels. Van Oord has designed the vessels in-house in cooperation with C-jobs.