The first conversion of a dredger to LNG dual-fuel by a European shipyard has been launched at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque.
Damen Shiprepair and Conversion has won the first European contract to convert a dredger to dual-fuel for Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports.
Keppel Singmarine, wholly-owned by Keppel Offshore & Marine, has won contracts worth about SGD100m ($73.7m) from Jan De Nul Group to build up to three trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs).
MAN Diesel & Turbo is supplying 40,000kw of power for the largest cutter-section dredger ever built, under construction at Uljanik Brodogradiliste shipyard in Pula, Croatia for Jan De Nul Group.
Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines will power DEME Group vessel Scheldt River, the first dredger capable of using LNG as fuel.