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Shell to provide LNG for new LNG-fuelled dredger

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Shell Western LNG B.V. has announced that it has signed an agreement with dredging company Van der Kamp to supply LNG as marine fuel for a new LNG-fuelled vessel.

The vessel, Ecodelta, is currently under construction at the Dutch yard Barkmeijer, and is expected to commence operations in 2018. It will help keep the Port of Rotterdam’s basins at the correct depth until 2023, and will be one of the world’s first LNG-powered dredgers in operation. It also features two sweeparms, which remove oil from the water surface, allowing it to quickly react to emergency response situations.

Lauran Wetemans, Shell’s General Manager Downstream LNG, said: “This agreement shows the continued momentum of LNG as a fuel option. LNG is now an effective alternative to traditional fuels for ships around the world, and we are ready to supply customers in northwest Europe. Working together in close collaboration with companies like Van der Kamp will help enable the move to a cleaner, more efficient shipping sector in the future.”

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