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Self-propelled cutter suction dredger Artemis showcased, with Vingtor-Stentofon ACM system onboard

Van Oord’s latest addition to the fleet – the self-propelled cutter suction dredger Artemis – was recently moored in Rotterdam. Associates and employees had the opportunity to visit the ship before the Artemis left to the west of France for her first project on April 14th.

The Artemis is built specifically for dredging in hard ground.

The contract for the design, construction and delivery of the vessel, was signed with IHC Merwede on 20th December 2010. The ship is characterized by its robustness. It is a strongly built ship that can operate under harsh conditions. Hence choosing a Vingtor-Stentofon ACM solution for communications onboard, was a fitting choice.

«‘It is very important to us that our employees have a pleasant work environment’», says Pieter van Oord in a Company Press release.

The Artemis is a sister ship of the Athena delivered at the end of 2011. Van Oord: «To build two identical ships is an important contribution to the efficiency of our operations.» The Athena is currently being used successfully in the Ichthys LNG project in Darwin, Australia.

Main features Artemis:

Type: Self-propelled cutter suction dredger
Length: 131.5 m
Width: 27,80 m
Total installed power: 24.650 kW
Dredging pipe diameter: 1,000 mm
Maximum dredging depth: 32.4 m

Van Oord is a leading international contractor specializing in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). The company is a Dutch-based, independent family business, which is characterized by visible leadership, long-term vision and a sound financial position.

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