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ROYAL IHC LAUNCHES DEME’S FIRST LNG DREDGE

DEME’s hopper dredge Minerva, first LNG-powered dredge.

DEME’s hopper dredge Minerva, first LNG-powered dredge.

In December, Royal IHC’s shipyard in Kinderdik, The Netherlands, held a launch ceremony for DEME’s 3,500 cubic meter (4,578 cubic yards) LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredge Minerva. The official name giving and christening ceremony will take place in the spring of 2017 in Zeebrugge, Belgium.

On November 10, 2016, both DEME and IHC won a DOC Innovation Award for the new concept.

For more on the details on the design, see the article, “DEME Group Building the World’s First LNG-Powered Dredges,” in the September/October 2016 issue.

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