Video: LNG-powered Dredger Scheldt River Launched

Scheldt River (Photo: Royal IHC)

By Eric Haun

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

Jan 31, 2017

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