International Dredging Review

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On September 4 Jan de Nul launched the mega-hopper dredge Liev Eiriksson at Construcciones Navales del Norte shipyard in Sestao Spain.

The dredge with a hopper capacity of 46000 cubic meters (60168 cubic yards) is the sister ship of the Cristóbal Colón. The Liev Eiriksson is equipped with two 1300mm-diameter (51-inch) suction pipes with electrically-driven underwater dredge pumps of 6500 kW each.

Annita Boel wife of Géry Vandewalle Jan de Nul director performed the christening with a bottle of red wine which is customary in Northern Spain.