Ship & Boat BuildingDredgingFirst plug-in hybrid dredging vessel for Jan De Nul

First plug-in hybrid dredging vessel for Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul Group signed a contract with Goa Shipyard Limited for the construction of a next generation trailing suction hopper dredger. The vessel is a plug-in hybrid specifically designed to operate in small harbours.

With its 79 meters hull length, the new vessel will be the smallest of Jan De Nul Group’s trailing suction hopper dredger fleet. It has a hopper capacity of 2000 cubic meter. The present contract is for one vessel, with a delivery period of 24 months for the first ship, having an option to construct a second sister vessel.

Jan van de Velde, Director New Building Jan De Nul Group: said “It’s a small hopper with big capabilities. Tailor-made to perform in small harbours, agile and flexible. With very big ambitions in the field of durability. As a DC hybrid plug-in the vessel is highly innovative, with a big potential to reduce our carbon footprint. Another added value to our versatile fleet”

The new vessel is custom made to operate in small harbours in highly populated areas, like marinas for example. It is highly manoeuvrable, very low in emissions and is almost silent. It will be constructed by one of India’s premier shipbuilders, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL). 

Mr B K Upadhyay, CMD at GSL: “So far, GSL has exported defence platforms to various countries and has emerged as the largest exporter of defence platforms from India. This prestigious deal with a European client is a significant step to diversify ourselves into the global commercial shipbuilding market. With an excellent track record of execution and delivery, for which GSL is known for, I am confident that we will continue with our legacy of delivering high quality ships well within the delivery timelines”.

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