Royal IHC sells TSHD Easydredge®

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06 November 2015

Royal IHC is proud to announce the sale of an Easydredge® 3700. This Easydredge® is the largest vessel in the Easydredge® series of standard twin-screw trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD), which are designed and built by IHC. This innovative and flexible Easydredge® concept can be tailor-made to suit requirements, without compromising on delivery times or price. Available from stock, they are fit for all common maintenance and land reclamation jobs and offer customers maximum cost efficiency and affordability, with a standard design that can be adjusted, even at a later stage, to meet their needs.

Common features of the range include specially designed Easydredge® dredging equipment, latest state of the art IHC dredge pump, and a slender hull for increased speed and low fuel consumption. They all have a class notation for unrestricted navigation and dredging up to 20 miles off shore with an unattended machinery space. This particular vessel is fitted with a 'World Dredging' equipment package including most common used dredging equipment such as an adjustable overflow, bottom doors, jet water pump and a shore pumping arrangement making it a multi-purpose hopper dredger. In addition the dredger is provided with an extended suction tube enabling the dredger to dredge up to a depth of 50 metres by means of a submerged dredge pump.

The Easydredge® 3700 will be used for land reclamation, infrastructure and beach nourishment projects on several islands and resorts in Asia, in order to support the growth of its tourism industry. Its procurement represents a significant development for the region's TSHD market.

IHC's CEO Bram Roelse: "We are delighted that this customer chose an IHC vessel to help expand their business and enter the TSHD market. It is great to see they value the expertise and craftsmanship and chose the largest hopper in the standard Easydredge® series to serve as an excellent addition to their fleet of IHC Beaver® cutter suction dredgers. The Easydredge® 3700 will be a valuable and versatile addition to the company's fleet, and we hope that this purchase is the next step in an already long and fruitful collaboration between our two organisations."

Main features

 Length overall  92.95m
 Breadth  16.5m
 Draught at dredging mark  6.2m
 Deadweight at 6.20m draught  5,640t
 Hopper capacity at highest overflow level  3,700m³
 Inside diameter of trailing suction pipe  600mm
 Dredging depth  50m
 Trial speed  12 knots
 Accommodation  10 persons

 For more information, please visit www.easydredge.com.

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