Royal IHC is well known for the design and manufacture of efficient and integrated equipment for the dredging market.
With more than 150 years’ experience of building dredge equipment and continuous industry research, IHC offers optimal solutions to the challenges of modern dredging techniques.
IHC’s 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.
We offer owners of trailing suction hopper dredgers a full range of centrifugal dredge pumps that meet all kinds of dredging challenges.Read more
Our long track record proves that IHC's trailing suction pipe systems are applicable and successful in a wide variety of soils in many different operating conditions.Read more
An important part of the dredging process is the transportation of soil through the pipeline, the regulation of the mixture by valves, and the discharge to – and in – the floating discharge lines.Read more
As the first point of contact with the soil, a draghead is vital to the entire dredging process. Our many years of experience have enabled us to create the optimal draghead solutions.Read more
The integrated Dredging Control System (DCS) enables efficient monitoring and control of vital dredge process equipment either manually, automatically or through the use of artificial intelligence.Read more
Overflow systems are designed to optimise the efficiency of the dredging process by draining excess water and leaving more weight available for the payload.Read more
We have been developing cutter heads and dredging wheels for decades based on practical experience with numerous types of soils and dredging vessels from all around the world.Read more
IHC’s booster stations significantly improve productivity over longer pumping distances and can be used with smaller standard dredgers, as well as larger custom-built vessels.Read more
The IHC ACC® controls all dredging-related equipment on board cutter suction dredgers, optimising the dredge processes and production within the dredger’s highest physical limits, the dredge profile and the soil properties.Read more
IHC training simulators are useful for TSHD operators in order to advance their dredge process awareness, competences, experience and efficiency without the need to utilise expensive on board equipment.Read more
IHC training simulators are useful for CSD operators in order to advance their dredge process awareness, competences, experience and efficiency without the need to utilise expensive on board equipment.Read more
The system presents important operational trailing suction hopper dredger parameters, such as suction depth, as well as draught and loading/unloading progress and state.Read more
The system presents important operational cutter suction dredger parameters, such as suction depth and position of the cutterhead/suction inlet in the dredge profile.Read more
Monitoring and automation options for improving the efficiency of trailing suction hopper dredgers were impossible until recently.Read more
Monitoring and automation options for improving the efficiency of cutter suction dredgers.Read more
The Royal IHC production measurement (PRM) system calculates dredge pump production through electromagnetic mixture velocity and radioactive mixture density measurements.Read more
The Royal IHC production measurement (PRM) system calculates dredge pump production through electromagnetic mixture velocity, and radioactive (RA) mixture density measurements.Read more
The productivity of trailing suction hopper dredgers is influenced greatly by the effectiveness of the hopper equipment. It contains excavation, loading and discharge systems for TSHDs. The draghead, suction pipe, swell compensators, service frames, gantries, degassing systems and overflows are the primary equipment that ensures the efficient excavation and loading on board a TSHD.
The suction pipe and draghead can be positioned correctly to effectively perform the intended dredging operation and transport soil to the hopper. Furthermore, IHC offers several types of discharge systems for quick and efficient soil discharge. Products include bow couplings and bottom doors.
An important part of the dredging process is the transportation of soil through the pipeline, the regulation of the mixture by valves, and the discharge to – and in – the floating discharge lines. The choice of the correct component for the specific location and type of soil minimises wear and energy loss.
Our dredge line components
The cost-effectiveness of dredging today depends greatly on the performance of the pumps. IHC has a long track record in delivering modern dredge pumps tailored to individual needs (single- or double-walled, submerged or onboard) and jet pumps. They are developed, designed and produced in-house with high-efficiency in mind.
Targeting the efficient transport of abrasive mixtures, dredge pumps are a critical component in almost all types of dredging systems.
They are optimally designed to reduce the effects of wear and increase the ease of maintenance. These are the main parameters we use to define the productivity of our dredge pumps.
Our dredge pumps
Adding extra pumping power can significantly help to improve production levels when pumping over longer distances. This can be achieved by using a booster station: a separate additional pump placed along the discharge line. IHC’s booster stations can be used with smaller standard dredgers, as well as larger custom-built vessels.
Our booster stations
Dredging customers can select and order IHC equipment via an easy-to-use online tool – the Solution Advisor. It automatically finds the correct range of IHC products and services that our customers require for their vessel. By providing a set of basic parameters, customers receive advice on the exact specifications of the solution they need. The Solution Advisor is currently featuring two types of product groups: dredge pumps and gate valves.
Our dredging equipment selector