Van Oord Names its Twelfth Water Injection Dredger

For the first time in Van Oord’s history, the Dutch company has inaugurated one of its fleet at Rotterdam harbour. 

Van Oord employee Ms Jacqueline Determann named the vessel ‘Borr’ which means ‘son’ in Nordic mythology. The water injection dredging vessel measures 19 m in length and more than 5 m in width.

Water injection dredging is a proven technique for small-scale dredging or working in locations that are difficult to access. ‘Borr’ is Van Oord’s twelfth water injection dredging vessel.

With a special focus on ergonomics and economics, ‘Borr’ can dredge up to a depth of 14m and is equipped with a multi-purpose unit cutter system, various grabs and pile drivers. The vessel can also be transported by road.

‘Borr’ was built at the Dutch Technical & Maritime Services yard in Werkendam. After it enters service, it will be deployed in the UK for maintenance dredging in the Port of Harwich.