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."
For more information, please visit www.easydredge.com
|Type||Trailing suction hopper dredger|
|Draught at international freeboard||4.4m|
|Draught at dredging mark||5.5m|
|Suction pipe diameter||700mm|
|Loading capacity||3,910 tonnes|
|Daytime accommodation||Eight people|