IHC Dredging sets out to deliver the best performance. By understanding your specific activities, we design and build our trailing suction hopper dredgers to fit all your operational needs. Achieving optimal efficiency and sustainability across the entire dredging cycle, we ensure maximum returns for everyone.
IHC Dredging’s mission is to deliver the best performance from its vessels. We design and build our trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) to achieve maximum operational efficiency across the entire dredging cycle, as well as upholding current and future sustainability standards.
In matching the business case of a customer, we aim at maximum efficiency across specific dredging operation(s). As there are many variables, such as dredging depth, soil conditions, and sailing distances, the design criteria – as well as the optimal solution – is always different.
Regardless of the operation, we aim to deliver the lowest cost per cubic metre of dredged material. And we never stand still – continuous research and development has enabled us to constantly improve the performance of our dredging equipment, balance the economics of a vessel and deliver maximum sustainability.
In order to help our customers choose the best vessel, we work together with them to analyse their specific activities. But this also has to harmonise with the fabrication process to ensure that our vessels deliver on our promise. In addition, we use feedback from in-house developed tools such as Searchlight to improve our designs and better understand specific local requirements.
At Royal IHC, we believe that designing and constructing the most efficient TSHD is only possible in close collaboration with our customers. We draw upon our wealth of experience to determine the most versatile vessel for optimal dredge cycle performance, whatever the working conditions may be.Read more
Thanks to our skilled personnel and decades of experience, we understand how fabrication influences vessel efficiency. Having in-house production allows us to organise operations as efficiently as possible, with excellent communication between departments resulting in a thorough and high-quality production process, and a sustainable vessel built to the highest quality.Read more
How well do our TSHDs perform against similar vessels in the market? Royal IHC’s Searchlight portal allows us to monitor the performance of the global dredging fleet and data analysis has shown that our vessels usually outperform their competitors. In some cases, the result is up to 40% lower cycle times and lower operational costs per cubic metre.Read more
The Beagle® series range in hopper volume from 4,000-12,000m3, are cost-effective and can execute a variety of dredging works.Read more
The Easydredge® is available in the range of 500-4,000m3 and makes use of our many decades of experience, focusing on maximum cost efficiency, straightforward design and affordability.Read more