rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Jan De Nul Launches Low Emission Vessel

Photo: Jan De Nul Group

Posted by Michelle Howard

Jan De Nul Group launched its fourth Ultra-Low Emission vessel last week in Singapore. It concerns the 6,000 m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Sanderus built at the Keppel Offshore & Marine shipyard.

This green vessel is the first of two identical medium-sized hopper dredgers under construction at Keppel O&M's shipyard in Singapore, fitted with a two-stage filtering technique for exhaust gases.

In total, Jan De Nul Group designed six Ultra-Low Emission vessels (ULEvs) for its fleet: five Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers and one Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel, the Voltaire. The two 6,000 m³ hoppers and the Voltaire are still under construction. Three 3,500 m³ ULEvs, of which the first was launched in July 2018, recently left Keppel O&M's shipyard in China on their maiden voyage to their first assignment.

Sanderus' assets
The design of the Sanderus combines a shallow draught with high maneuverability, making her very suitable for working in confined areas.

The Sanderus is diesel-electric driven: all major drives (thrusters, dredge pump, jet pumps...) are electrically driven, and controlled by means of frequency converters. In this way each system can operate at its optimal speed and power. Power is generated by means of three diesel generator sets. A control system automatically starts and stops the sets depending on the power requirement. Asymmetric load sharing results in optimal load distribution over the diesel generator sets. All these measures result in a low fuel oil consumption, which is the best in its class.

About the ground-breaking emission control technology
Jan De Nul Group addresses environmental challenges by focusing on minimalizing its footprint of maritime activities on ambient air quality and climate. Air pollution is one of the biggest dangers to public health. Marine construction activities are mostly situated in the vicinity of coastlines, ports and harbors, and densely populated areas.

Whatever fuel or engine technology you use to run your equipment, you always have to filter the exhaust gases. Jan De Nul Group therefore designs its latest vessels running on gasoil but fitted with a highly advanced exhaust gas filtering system by means of a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). This emission control technology within the maritime industry makes these vessels compliant with the stricter European land and inland waterways emission regulations EURO STAGE V.


May 15, 2019

 

Shipbuilding

MOL Names 3rd Yamal LNG Carrier

Pic: MOL

Japanese logistics major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that a naming ceremony for an

Interview: Fredrik Johansson, Tillberg Design of Sweden

Fredrik Johansson, MA, Partner, Executive Project Director, Tillberg Design of Sweden

Tillberg Design of Sweden has been a central player in the six-year quest to envision, design

Another Damen ASD Tug 2813 in Service

The Damen built ASD Tug 2813, Vincenzino O., underway. IMAGE CREDIT: Damen

On 18 July 2019, Moby held a naming ceremony for their new Damen ASD Tug 2813, Vincenzino O.

Environmental

DNV GL Offers Free Sulfur SIP

Pic: DNV GL

Global certification body, DNV GL offers a free web-based application of the Ship Implementation

S. Arabia Accedes to 2 More IMO Treaties

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Saudi Arabia has acceded to two important International Maritime Organization (IMO)  treaties –

Germany Joins Hong Kong Convention

Pics: International Maritime Organization

Germany is the latest country to accede to International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s treaty for

Maritime Apps