Jan De Nul Group Contracts Goa Shipyard Limited for Advanced Hybrid Dredger


Jan De Nul Group has entered into a contract with Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) for the construction of a next-generation trailing suction hopper dredger. This advanced vessel, designed to operate in small harbours, will be a plug-in hybrid. The initial contract is for one vessel, with an option to build a second sister ship, and the first vessel is expected to be delivered within 24 months.

Details of the New Vessel

The new dredger will be the smallest in Jan De Nul Group’s hopper fleet, measuring 79 meters in hull length and having a hopper capacity of 2000 cubic meters. Despite its compact size, the vessel is engineered to perform efficiently in small harbours, offering agility and flexibility.

Statement from Jan De Nul Group

Jan Van De Velde, Director of New Building at Jan De Nul Group, stated: “It’s a small hopper with big capabilities. Tailor-made to perform in small harbours, agile and flexible. With very big ambitions in the field of durability. As a DC hybrid plug-in, the vessel is highly innovative, with a big potential to reduce our carbon footprint. Another added value to our versatile fleet.”

Custom Design for Small Harbours

The vessel is specifically designed for operation in small, highly populated harbours, such as marinas. It boasts high manoeuvrability, low emissions, and near-silent operation. These features make it particularly suitable for use in densely populated areas.

Goa Shipyard Limited’s Role and Perspective

Mr. B.K. Upadhyay, CMD at GSL, remarked: “So far, GSL has exported defence platforms to various countries and has emerged as the largest exporter of defence platforms from India. This prestigious deal with a European client is a significant step to diversifying ourselves into the global commercial shipbuilding market. With an excellent track record of execution and delivery, for which GSL is known, I am confident that we will continue with our legacy of delivering high-quality ships well within the delivery timelines.”

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Source: Jan De Nul