Royal IHC to build four new vessels for DEME


Royal IHC has secured a contract from Belgium-based DEME for the design and build of four new vessels.
The order consists of a copy of the 8,400 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Scheldt River that was delivered in 2017, a 2,300m3 TSHD, which is a copy of the Lesse that is currently built for Baggerbedrijf De Boer / Dutch Dredging, and two 3,500 m3 split barges.

The compact design of the 2,300 m3 TSHD is characterised by a small draught and can be deployed for projects in shallow water worldwide.
The two split barges are based on the IHC standard split trail 3,500 design.
The ease and speed of disposal makes them highly attractive for use in combination with backhoe dredgers, grab hopper dredgers and cutter suction dredgers (CSDs) such as the Spartacus, which is currently being built by IHC in Krimpen aan den IJssel (The Netherlands).

Source: Royal IHC, 6 September 2018