International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Cormagdalena Not Paying Damages to Jan De Nul Dredges

A dredging contract awarded to Jan De Nul was terminated this year, following a rupture in a dredge’s hull. In July this year, Colombian river management authority, Cormagdalena, said Jan De Nul’s trailing suction hopper dredge Francis Beaufort hit its hull during operations near the Boca de… Read More

Van Oord To Test Biofuel On Its Fleet

Van Oord, in coordination with Shell, is testing the use of biofuel on its fleet. The biofuel reduces CO2 emissions by more than 40 percent compared with conventional marine fuel. This test fits in with the ambitions of both parties to reduce the CO2 emissions in the maritime industry. Read More

Van Oord Operates First LNG Only Crane

Van Oord’s first vessel to run entirely on LNG, Werkendam, started work on its first project in May. The world’s first LNG-powered crane vessel is carrying out maintenance work in the port of Rotterdam. Van Oord said the client, the Port of Rotterdam Authority, is pleased with this initial deployment. Read More

Van Oord Releases 2018 Revenue Report

In 2018, Van Oord recorded EUR 1.88 billion ($2.2 billion) in revenue (2017: EUR 1.53 billion/ $1.72 billion) with a net profit of EUR 92 million ($104 million) (2017: EUR 78 million/ $88 million). The increase in revenue was mainly driven by offshore wind activities, which realized… Read More

Van Oord Orders Two Water Injection Vessels

Van Oord has ordered the construction of two water injection vessels at Kooiman Marine Group. The first vessel will be commissioned in late 2020. This new generation of vessels has water injection dredging, mass flowing and power jetting systems. The vessels also have heave compensation and… Read More