Van Oord names its first LNG-powered vessel: the Werkendam


On 14 April 2018, Van Oord has held the naming ceremony of its first LNG-powered vessel: the 700 m3 crane vessel Werkendam.

The Werkendam has been built at the Neptune yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam.
The construction of the 68-metre-long and more than 11-metre-wide crane vessel took 12 months.
The Werkendam is powered by three MAN Rollo engines of 476 kW that will run on 100% LNG, with gas oil as a back-up.
With a 37 m3 storage tank on the aft deck, the Werkendam can store enough LNG on board to sail and operate for fourteen days without having to refuel.
In comparison with diesel, LNG emits 80% less particulate matter and 70% less nitrous oxide.
The grab crane of the Werkendam is of the type Mteck 425E, which is driven electric.

The crane vessel will be used mainly for the execution of Dutch projects of the subsidiary Paans Van Oord.
The first job for the Werkendam will be maintenance dredging and revetment works in the Rotterdam Europahaven.

The Werkendam has been co-financed by the European Union's Connecting Europe Facility.

Source: Van Oord, 14 April 2018