January 28, 2021

The new LNG-powered catamaran WILLEM DE VLAMINGH of Rederij Doeksen was officially put into service on Tuesday 26 January. With this, the ship follows its sister ship WILLEM BARENTSZ, which was introduced on 3 July 2020.

These ships are The Netherlands’s first (single fuel) LNG ferries and the first vessels in the world with single-fuel, direct-drive LNG engines propelling fixed rudder propellers. The ships will be deployed on the ferry connection to the Dutch isles Vlieland and Terschelling.

Dirk Spoor, CEO of Rederij Doeksen: “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. But the result of everyone’s efforts is impressive, and something of which we can be extremely proud.”