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Keel-laying ceremony for Jan de Nul's Leiv Eiriksson held

New Vessels // September 1, 2008

On 27 August the keel laying of Jan de Nul's trailing suction hopper dredger Leiv Eiriksson took place at the Construcciones Navales del Norte in Sestao, Spain.

Leiv Eiriksson is a sister vessel to the 46,000m³ Cristóbal Colón, which was launched on 4 July and is currently being completed at La Naval.

The launch of Leiv Eiriksson is expected to take place in July 2009, with delivery in early 2010.

La Naval is currently building four vessels for Jan De Nul:

  • the trailing suction hopper dredgers Cristóbal Colón and Leiv Eiriksson,
  • the fallpipe vessel Simon Stevin, and
  • a recently ordered trailing suction hopper dredger with a capacity of 30,500m³.

The keel laying for this last vessel is expected to take place on 1 October 2009.


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