Dutch hybrid survey boat to operate in Rhine, Waal Rivers

Photo: MVO

Dutch marine projects company Martens en Van Oord (MVO) has taken delivery of a new survey boat for use in inland waters.

The hybrid-powered Gelderland will be operated in the Rhine and Waal Rivers where it will perform surveys in support of a waterway maintenance campaign covering the eastern Netherlands.

The 9.5-metre boat was built by local company Stormer Marine. The vessel’s multi-beam echosounders and other survey equipment are installed flush within the hull bottom rather than underneath the hull itself to reduce resistance.

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