France, the first LNG-powered dredger makes its debut

Entered service in the Port of Bordeaux, able to work up to 22 meters deep

The Port of Bordeaux focuses on LNG. Indeed, the new dredger Ostrea, capable of reaching a maximum speed of 12 knots and working up to 22 meters deep, was delivered to the French seaport last week.
Ostrea, 52.4 meters long and 14.7 meters wide, is equipped with three Wärtsilä 8L20DF 1,480 kW engines coupled to a 65 m³ LNG tank and, compared to the replaced dredger La Maqueline of 1984, its emissions have been reduced by 25% for CO2, 80% for NOx and almost 100% for SOx and fine particles, a message underlines.
Built by the Socarenam shipyard in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Ostrea was ordered at the end of 2017 by the dredging company of the Port of Bordeaux, Dragages Ports, in charge of maintenance of the quality of access over time in order to ensure the reception of large vessels.

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29 July 2020 - 07:49 CEST