TSHD Vox Amalia Busy in Den Helder

Image source: Van Oord

15 months after the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Vox Amalia was christened by the Dutch Queen Maxima, the vessel started its first job.

Image source: Van Oord

This brand new hopper dredger is reinforcing the coastline by Den Helder, The Netherlands.

The Vox Amalia has a length of 158 meters, a width of 36 meters and a load capacity of 18,000 cubic meters. The vessel is part of Van Oord’s new generation of trailing suction hopper dredgers with a focus on energy efficiency for the smallest possible carbon footprint.

She will be placing more than 3.5 million cubic meters of sand in a deep trench just off the coast.

The contract was awarded by Rijkswaterstaat, the operational arm of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management.