78 years at the forefront of R&D

IHC MTI provides solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow in the fields of dredging, mining and offshore. The collaboration with the product development and engineering departments of IHC, universities, and other innovative companies are key to the success of IHC MTI’s activities.

IHC MTI’s employees work both theoretically and practically to develop these new industry solutions, which are then validated at the company’s in-house testing facilities. This continuous development further improves and extends IHC’s product and services portfolio, and the knowledge gained enables IHC MTI to offer consultancy services to its customers. 

  • Independent research institute
  • Widespread network with knowledge institutions in Europe
  • Highly-educated and experienced staff
  • Our people, our treasure.

Areas of expertise

Partnerships in innovation

Royal IHC is the technology innovator. We achieve this because the problems of today and tomorrow can only be solved through the continuous improvement of our solutions, products and services – and because we admire technology and love innovating. But every innovator needs inspiration from the outside. This inspiration can come from the customer who needs a special piece of equipment to handle a new challenge in his operation, a fellow business unit that needs help to design, build and test a prototype, or a bright idea from the academic world.

A lot of knowledge and experience exists within IHC MTI. This enables us to develop solutions for the markets that we are active in. However, in order to be innovative, one must think outside the box. Thoughts and ideas must also come from the outside. That’s why we are working closely with technical universities, businesses in our supply chain, technical research institutes, engineering consultants, governments and start-ups. Their expertise and creativity is indispensable to give shape to new ideas.

With our in-house facilities, and extensive experience in the fields that we operate in, we are leading the way and represent a reliable partner for any of business collaborations. We give businesses, universities and other authorities the opportunity to contribute to the development of Royal IHC’s unique and attractive solutions.
We are searching for partnerships and collaborations in the following fields:

  • technical scientific research
  • environmental studies
  • sharing facilities
  • the development of new technologies and products.

If you see any opportunities for your business, then please get in touch with IHC MTI. 


Scientific research, rock and soil analysis, prototyping of new equipment: it all comes together in the IHC MTI laboratory. In our facilities, highly-skilled scientists and engineers join efforts to continuously push the boundaries of current knowledge and technology for the dredging and wet-mining industry. Whether it is by providing support in assessment of soil properties, optimisation of slurry transport processes by experimental research or putting ideas to work in new prototypes, we put science into practical solutions for our customers. 

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