LaNaval shipyard of Sestao launched last March 29 the first of the two Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers that builds for the Dutch owner Van Oord. Both dredgers have a load capacity of 17,000 cubic meters, with dimensions of 158 meters in length and a beam of 36 meters. With a capacity of 23,680 kW, the vessels suck the materials deposited in the bottom and load them in their hoppers. These materials can be discharged by the discharge pumps or by opening the six gates on the bottom of the ship.
Van Oord is one of the world leaders in dredging, offshore and offshore wind jobs, with 4,500 employees and a fleet of over 100 vessels. Vox Amalia and her twin Vox Alexia will become part of the more than twenty dredging vessels of the Dutch company.
With this one, there are four ships under construction in the LaNaval shipyard: the Living Stone cable-laying vessel, the two dredges for Van Oord, and a ferry for Balearia which is in a preliminary phase. LaNaval continues to rely on Indenor for the detail engineering, usually doing work both in our offices and in the shipyard itself.