Royal IHC to design dredger installations for Van Oord

Royal IHC to design and deliver dredge installations for Van Oord. Royal IHC
Royal IHC to design and deliver dredge installations for Van Oord. Royal IHC

Netherlands-based company Van Oord, a leading international marine contractor, has awarded Royal IHC a contract for the design and delivery of the complete dredge installations for two new LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD).

The two dredger installations will be delivered for the two 10,500m3 TSHDs that Van Oord is currently building in Singapore.

The order includes two suction pipe installations with integrated submerged dredge pump unit, four additional shore discharge dredge pumps and six jet pumps in total.

The installations are custom-built with state-of-the-art technology and are fully integrated into the design of the vessel. The pumps are equipped with the latest Curve technology.

The Curve impeller, with its innovative shape and blade curvature, ensures that the pumps perform with excellent suction properties over the prolonged lifetime of the product.

According to Van Oord, both TSHDs qualify as Tier III vessels (IMO emission standards) and will be fitted with dual fuel engines. The design includes several features that will reduce fuel consumption, and consequently carbon emissions, by a considerable margin.

Gerrit Kamerman, IHC Director Dredge Equipment, said “We have produced this equipment before with which they were satisfied, and that paved the way to the contract for the core of the dredging equipment.”

“We are very happy that we could deliver the core of the dredger, but we are a shipyard and our interest is in selling the vessel. Although they purchased a vessel in Singapore they still needed us to supply the critical parts,” he added.