Van Oord has ordered a new cutter suction dredger (CSD) from Royal IHC. The modular IHC Beaver® 65 DDSP will be named BIESBOSCH. Built at the yard in Sliedrecht, it will be delivered on 1 April 2016 and is due to start work on the Zeetoegang IJmuiden project. This is part of a locks programme carried out for the Dutch Department of Public Works.
The IHC Beaver® series of standardised dismountable CSDs has proved to be very successful for more than 50 years. One of the benefits of these vessels is that they can be customised with standard or bespoke options to meet individual customer requirements.
The BIESBOSCH has been equipped in accordance with Van Oord's safety and environmental requirements. Built with IHC's high-quality standards and excellent fuel efficiency, it will make a significant contribution to Van Oord's sustainability targets.
The IHC Beaver® 65 DDSP is the biggest of the standard range of cutter suction dredgers built for stock and measures 64m in length and more than 12m in width. The BIESBOSCH is equipped with a submerged dredge pump, and an IHC Spud Guard© to increase safety and enhance performance when operating at sea. Suitable for working in coastal areas, it is also fitted with two accommodation units.