Van Oord christens TSHD Vox Amalia
Van Oord held a christening ceremony for its new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) in Rotterdam on Friday, December 14.
Vox Amalia is the newest addition to Van Oord’s mid-class hopper dredger fleet, which consists of vessels that have both large deadweights and shallow draughts.
The vessel has a length of 158 metres, a width of 36 metres, and a hopper capacity of 18,000 cubic metres. Following its christening, it will undergo trials in the Netherlands and then be deployed on dredging projects worldwide.
A sister vessel, Vox Alexia, is expected to be completed early next year. The two vessels have been named after the daughters of Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.