Nantes.St-Nazaire (PortSEurope) January 9, 2018 – Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Holding BV has been contracted by GIE Dragages-Ports to convert the dredger Samuel de Champlain from diesel to LNG fuel consumption. The work will begin in September 2018.
Jean-Pierre Guellec of the GIE Dragages-Ports said the fuel change would reduce vessel emissions of nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide.
This contract, for a total amount of € 20.8 million ($24.82 million) excluding taxes.
The operation, which is part of a larger European project called “SamueLNG”, has the financial support of the European Union through the mechanism of the European Interconnection Mechanism.
S/F SamueLNG for a Blue Atlantic Arch Action is the first phase of a Global Project aiming at improving the sustainability of marine traffic by promoting marine LNG as a viable fuel source for small vessels.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), as part of the Damen Shipyards group, offers a network of sixteen repair and conversion yards worldwide. Most of its yards are located along the European coast from Brest (France) to Oskarshamnsvarvet (Sweden). In addition, it operates in Curaçao (Caribbean), Sharjah (UAE) and Singapore.
GIE Dragages-Ports is an owner of the dredges that operate in French harbours. Its members are the French State and the seven major metropolitan maritime ports (Dunkirk, Le Havre, Rouen, Nantes-Saint-Nazaire, La Rochelle, Bordeaux and Marseille).
Source: Nantes.St-Nazaire Port
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