Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel FELS Limited, has delivered the second of three dual-fuel dredgers to Dutch maritime company, Van Oord.
The energy-efficient dredger is equipped with green features and has the ability to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The first dredger was delivered in April while the third and final dredger is slated to be delivered in 2023.
“We are pleased to deliver our second dual-fuel dredger to Van Oord, extending our track record in delivering new build high quality and sustainable vessels. LNG plays an important role in the clean energy transition. Through our ongoing partnership with Van Oord, we are pleased to support the industry’s transition to a more sustainable future by delivering efficient vessels with more environmentally friendly features,” says Tan Leong Peng, managing director (new energy/business) at Keppel O&M.
“Van Oord is committed to lowering its impact on climate change by reducing its emissions and becoming net-zero. We can make most progress by investing in the decarbonisation of our vessels, since approximately 95% of Van Oord’s carbon footprint is linked to its fleet. The delivery of the Vox Apolonia is another important milestone in this process. In the designing the new LNG hoppers, we focused on reducing our carbon footprint and working more efficiently by reusing energy and making optimal use of the automated systems in combination with electrical drives,” Maarten Sanders, manager newbuilding of Van Oord.
As at 4.17pm, shares in Keppel Corporation are trading 1 cent lower or 0.14% down at $7.42.