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PIRIOU deals with French Occitanie Region for the design and realization of a trailing suction hopper dredger equipped with hydrogen fuel cell

PIRIOU has just received from the south France Occitanie Region official notice of the order of a 70m trailing suction hopper dredger dedicated to the maintenance of harbours in the Gulf of Lion.

Designed in collaboration with toulousan LMG Marin naval architecture agency, this modern and efficient dredger enables a 1500 m3 capacity to transport sediments. It will also be fitted with a suction pipe to collect sand at a depth up to 32m and of a front unloading device used to replenish beaches.

The integration of a hydrogen fuel cell will enable to save up to 20% of the vessel fuel oil consumption.

The contract was awarded after more than a year and a half of international competition and plans to deliver the dredger in Sète-south France- in the 3rd quarter of 2023.

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