First dredger with ultra-low emissions has arrived in Belgium


Emigreen® is the proud supplier of the below mentioned soot filtering system called DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter), ensuring that the emission of greenhouse gasses in the Flemish port region by these vessels are dramatically reduced.

Jan De Nul Group’s newest Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Sanderus has just arrived in Belgium to execute maintenance dredging works in the coastal ports. Not just any dredger, but an ULEv with ultra-low emissions as this vessel has a two-stage catalytic filter system on board.

The dredger Sanderus is Jan De Nul’s fourth Ultra-Low Emission vessel (ULEv) that has been launched within the past year. The vessel was built in Singapore and left the shipyard in January after successful offshore tests. Another three major vessels with a same technology and ultra-low emissions are under construction. The Sanderus arrived in Belgium, where in the next two years she will maintain the navigation depth in the marine access channels to the Flemish ports under the authority of the Flemish Government.

Focus on air quality: minimal impact

Internal combustion engines without post-treatment emit air pollution affecting both climate and air quality. Air pollution and particulate matter damage our health and also have a direct impact on our living environment.

With its Ultra-Low Emission vessels (ULEvs), Jan De Nul Group aims for a much better air quality. These vessels are equipped with a catalyst that renders nitrogen oxides harmless and with a soot filter blocking the finest particles. Several of these pollutants also affect our climate so that the post-treatment also ensures a reduction of greenhouse gases.