Bureau Veritas has provided the Royal IHC with an approval in principle (AiP) for the design of a hydrogen-fuelled trailing hopper dredger (TSHD).
In collaboration with the Dutch company Rijkswaterstaat, the project is looking to develop a new type of vessel that runs as on a low energy adaptive fuel (LEAF) hopper.
The LEAF hopper will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as harmful exhaust gas emissions in close proximity to the coast and coastal cities.
When operating on hydrogen the vessel emits only water vapour.
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