Van Oord celebrates delivery of Vox Apolonia
During a festive ceremony at the Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd shipyard in Singapore, the delivery of brand new LNG trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Apolonia to Van Oord was celebrated on 13 December.
After an intensive construction period, colleagues, partners and suppliers came together to celebrate this memorable moment.
The state-of-the-art Vox Apolonia and its two sister vessels, Vox Ariane and Vox Alexia, boost the mid-class section of Van Oord’s fleet of trailing suction hopper dredgers. These three new LNG vessels have a significantly lower carbon footprint than conventional trailing suction hopper dredgers and fit in with Van Oord’s aim of making its fleet more economical and sustainable. It is precisely for this reason that the three vessels were recently presented with the Dutch Maritime KVNR Shipping Award 2022.
The Vox Apolonia will now be prepared to sail to the Netherlands, where it will perform dredging trials. Christening of the vessel is planned in March 2023 in Rotterdam. The Vox Ariane was christened in June 2022 and has already been successfully deployed on several projects. Triplet sister vessel Vox Alexia is still under construction in Singapore.