Royal IHC successfully launches Easydredge® 2700

News published on
16 December 2014

Today Royal IHC (IHC) has successfully launched the first Easydredge® 2700. This is the first vessel in its range of competitively priced standard trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD). The launch took place at the shipyard of IHC's partner, MTG Dolphin, in Varna, Bulgaria. The vessel will be delivered in summer 2015.

The new vessel will be supplied with a "world-dredging package", which includes bottom doors, a bow coupling and a dredging depth of 25m. This makes her suitable for a wide range of tasks, from the maintenance of ports and channels, to land reclamation.

Fer Tummers, Managing Director of IHC's Dredging Division, says: "The construction of the vessel is going well and is on schedule. We have been encouraged by the extensive interest from the market in our Easydredge® range. Building a TSHD for stock has been a logical step forward for IHC and we are convinced that it will bring added value and benefits to our customers, including extremely short delivery times."

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Additional information
Name  Easydredge® 2700
 Type  Trailing suction hopper dredger
 Length overall  81.75m
 Breadth  15.8m
 Depth  5.9m
 Draught at international freeboard  4.4m
 Draught at dredging mark  5.5m
 Speed  11.5 knots
 Dredging depth  25m
 Suction pipe diameter  700mm
 Loading capacity  3,910 tonnes
 Hopper capacity  2,700m3
 Daytime accommodation  Eight people