IHC was able to deliver the required dredgers on short notice, simply because the two Beavers® were available from stock. The ready built standard cutters suction dredgers were customized with additional features and options to meet the requirements of Santo Antonio Civil Consortium. The additional option such as the spud carrier and anchor booms are invaluable for the works on the madeira River. The modular construction of IHC Beavers® allowed to add these optional features but at the same time meant that the vessels could be delivered at short notice, were easy to transport and could be commissioned quickly at the dredge site in Brazil.
The delivery of the vessels to unusual locations such as the Santo Antonio Dam and commissioning them on site proved that transportation is a straightforward process and operation can be started quickly.