Rederij Doeksen’s Willem De Vlamingh enters service

Rederij Doeksen’s Willem De Vlamingh enters service

Rederij Doeksen

Willem De Vlamingh (pictured) and Willem Barentsz are the Netherlands’ first single fuel LNG ferries

Rederij Doeksen’s new LNG-powered catamaran ferry, Willem De Vlamingh, has entered service on the ferry connection between the Dutch islands of Vlieland and Terschelling.

The vessel joins her sister ship Willem Barentsz on the route. The ships are the Netherlands’ first single-fuel LNG ferries, and the first vessels in the world with single-fuel, direct-drive LNG engines propelling fixed rudder propellers.

“Due to a variety of circumstances, the Covid-19 crisis not least among them, the road to this fantastic moment has been long and bumpy,” said Dirk Spoor, CEO of Rederij Doeksen. “But the result of everyone’s efforts is impressive, and something of which we can be extremely proud.”

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
29 January 2021

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