IHC Dredging

Dredging is in our DNA. With over 300 years of experience, Royal IHC is the market leader for designing, building and servicing high added-value and innovative dredging vessels and dredging equipment. The wide range of IHC products supports every dredging need and enables our customers to outperform in their industries by maximising uptime and performance and by minimising operational expenses.

From cost-effective standardised stationary dredgers and mechanical dredgers, to the world’s largest custom-built self-propelled dredgers and all the dredge equipment. But we also support our customers after the delivery of our products. Together with our customers we keep their dredging operation working, by providing training or technical advice and many more services.

Dredging vessels

Royal IHC designs and builds a variety of standardised and custom-built dredging vessels, such as cutter suction dredgers and trailing suction hopper dredgers.



Dredging equipment

IHC has more than 150 years of experience in designing and building efficient and integrated dredge equipment. Thanks to our continuous industry research, we are able to offer optimal solutions to the challenges of modern dredging techniques.


Dredge equipment is used to build, modify and upgrade hydraulic dredgers. It provides a range of benefits for our global customers, including higher productivity, reduced operating costs, optimum efficiency and minimal downtime. As a result, it has also contributed to the profitability of various international dredging projects.



Dredging projects

There is a growing need for dredging in many applications, both large and small, in either capital or maintenance works. Our broad spectrum of dredging vessels is ideal for the completion of all types of dredging projects, such as:

  • port and harbour construction and maintenance
  • land reclamation
  • coastal protection
  • offshore trenching
  • environmental dredging
  • lakes and reservoirs construction and maintenance
  • aggregate dredging.

Dredging training and consultancy

Our team of highly skilled professionals can provide a broad range of advisory services based on more than 70 years of theoretical and operational experience. We support our customers in the preparation, operation and optimisation of dredging installations and equipment, dredging activities and other areas related to the field, with consultancy and training.

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