Seatrium Ltd, by way of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Seatrium New Power Ltd (previously Keppel FELS Restricted), and Van Oord Ship Administration BV marked the profitable completion and supply of Vox Alexia, the third dual-fuel trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), throughout a sailaway occasion held on 26 Could 2023.
The supply of Vox Alexia, the ultimate unit of a collection of three dual-fuel LNG-powered dredgers, repeats the sooner success of the primary and second dredger newbuilds Vox Ariane and Vox Apolonia delivered in April and December 2022, respectively. Each sister vessels are at present in service and contributing to Van Oord’s cleaner fleet operations.
Leveraging the expertise of developing two earlier items, and an built-in Seatrium-Van Oord workforce strategy, the venture is delivered with good security efficiency of two.6 million manhours with out lost-time incident (LTI), in addition to stringent high quality and efficiency requirements.
Vox Alexia is constructed to the necessities of Worldwide Maritime Group’s (IMO) Tier III laws and classification society Bureau Veritas (BV), with detailed engineering carried out to fulfill the vessel’s working specs. With a hopper capability of 10 500 m3, the state-of-the-art dredger incorporates extremely automated marine and dredging methods, in addition to an onboard knowledge acquisition and built-in management system to boost effectivity and operational value financial savings. Licensed with the BV Inexperienced Passport and Clear Ship notations, the vessel has a local weather management system to recycle vitality and superior knowledge analytics methods for sustainable and sensible operations. The TSHD is provided with a suction pipe with submerged e-driven dredge pump, two shore discharge dredge pumps, 5 backside doorways, a complete put in energy of 14 500 kW, and is ready to accommodate 22 individuals.
Following supply, Vox Alexia will set off from Singapore for additional preparatory trials by the client previous to service graduation later this yr.
The development success of Vox Alexia additional extends Seatrium’s monitor document in specialised vessels development and confirmed capabilities in delivering cleaner and greener options for the trade. Previous to the three dredgers constructed for Van Oord, the Group delivered 5 world’s first EU Stage V TSHDs – which fulfil strict emission requirements and are able to dredging at ultra-low ranges of emission – to Jan De Nul between 2019 and 2020.
Harold WM Linssen, Director of Ship Administration Division at Van Oord, stated: “We’re more than happy to now add Vox Alexia to our fleet along with her sister vessels Vox Ariane and Vox Apolonia, and as such contribute even additional to the vitality transition and decarbonisation of our fleet. We additionally sit up for utilise and additional develop the established synergy with Seatrium in upcoming initiatives.”
Tan Leong Peng, Managing Director, Seatrium New Power Restricted, added: “We’re happy to ship Vox Alexia, the ultimate unit within the collection of three extremely automated dual-fuel newbuild dredgers, to Van Oord. Licensed to BV Inexperienced Passport and Clear Ship notations, all three TSHDs run on cleaner LNG gasoline and combine greener options for enhanced effectivity, improved efficiency and environmentally sustainable operations. We’re assured that Vox Alexia will contribute to Van Oord’s greener fleet operations and sustainability aims when it joins sister vessels Vox Ariane and Vox Apolonia in service.”
“We now have developed robust synergy with the Van Oord workforce by way of this collection of vessels and we sit up for persevering with this shut partnership within the new and renewable vitality area.”
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