Grab hopper dredger in short

Grab hopper dredgers can be operated extremely accurately. The grab hopper dredger is equipped with a crane that has a grab or clamshell. In heavily contaminated areas, a special grab can be used to bring the soil up without causing turbidity. 

Our grab hopper dredgers are designed for port maintenance, especially in confined areas such as docks and berths. These compact dredgers are easy to operate with reduced maintenance costs and high levels of autonomy. Options such as a trailing suction installation or TT pump unit can be installed.

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How does a grab hopper dredger work?

A grab hopper dredger operates by using a crane to lower an open grab or clamshell, closes it at the bottom, and hoists it back up. The soil is then released into a hopper or transported for disposal. 

Why choose our grab hopper dredgers?

  • excellent manoeuvrability for operating in ports
  • easy to operate
  • suitable for dredging sand, gravel and clay, and pieces of rock or underwater objects
  • reduced maintenance costs
  • large crew accommodation.


Smart dredger

Insight in the performance of your asset leads to better-informed, data driven decisions and improved operational results. That is why every new dredger of IHC Dredging comes with three-year access to Operations Monitoring. A smart digital solution in My IHC that allows you to stay on top of your operation. You don’t have to be on board to know how your vessel is performing.

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  • Oscar ten Heggeler

    ten Heggeler

    Manager Design Custom-built CSD and SDE

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