The dredging industry is taking advantage of new technology

Vuyk rock installation illustration. Credit: Vuyk Engineering

The dredging industry has always been in the vanguard when it comes to new techniques and innovative equipment that aid efficiency and cost-effectiveness. DPC looks at some of the more recent advances

The move towards cleaner fuel, driven by the IMO 2020’s global 0.5% sulphur cap and ongoing measures to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, has led to dredging contractors looking at alternatives such as biofuel and liquefied natural gas.

With the latter, global marine technology specialist Wärtsilä has taken fuel storage and supply to a new, unique, and patent-pending level that is to be fitted to two new trailing suction hopper dredgers currently being built for Dutch dredging and offshore giant Van Oord by Singapore-based Keppel Offshore & Marine.

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