DEME’s LNG-powered dredger launched in China

Image courtesy of DEME

DEME’s liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered trailing suction hopper dredger Bonny River has been launched at COSCO’s Guangdong Heavy Industry shipyard in China, according to the Belgian dredging specialist.

The dual-fuel dredger has a capacity of 15,000 cubic meters. The vessels’ engine can either be run on LNG or diesel fuel.

Bonny River is equipped with an “extremely” long suction pipe, a large transport capacity and an additional heavy-duty rock draghead, DEME said on Wednesday in a brief statement via its social media channels.

Image: DEME

DEME ordered the vessel at the Dutch shipyard Royal IHC back in 2016.

Bonny River is the third TSHD dredger in the DEME fleet equipped with dual-fuel engines.

DEME’s LNG-powered cutter suction dredger Spartacus is also being built at the Royal IHC shipyard.

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