Queen Máxima christens trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Amalia


On 14 December, the naming ceremony took place of Van Oord's latest trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) along the Holland Amerika Quay in the centre of Rotterdam.
The Vox Amalia has been named after the first daughter of Her Majesty Queen Máxima.
It was Queen Máxima herself who performed the naming ceremony.


The Vox Amalia is a large TSHD with a hopper capacity of approx.18,000 m3, a length of 158 meter and a width of 36 meter.
It has specially been designed and built to be able to handle not only sand and silt, but alsohard and cohesive materials, which have always constituted a big challenge for TSHDs.

The new dredger was built in Spain under Van Oord's supervision.
After the name giving ceremoy the Vox Amalia has been brought to the shipyard of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam for fitting-out works.

For Van Oord, 2018 has been a very special year, not only it celebrated its 150 years of existence, it was also granted the predicate "Royal".

Source: Van Oord, 14 December 2018

Check "Vox Amalia - How Does It Work" for a movie about the Vox Amalia.