IHC to Promote its Engineering Solutions at Subsea 11, Aberdeen


IHC Engineering Business (IHC EB), a part of IHC Merwede, will be showcasing a range of their bespoke engineering solutions at the forthcoming SUBSEA 11, on 9-10 February 2011, Aberdeen at stand number B14.

The ambitious engineering company designs, builds and supports offshore equipment, including tailor-made pipe laying equipment, trenching machines, handling systems and complete turnkey integrated ship systems for the offshore oil and gas, submarine telecom, defence and renewables industries.

IHC EB recently announced the contract award to supply a 300 tonne capacity deepwater flexible-lay system for major offshore contractor, McDermott International Inc. This will be IHC EB’s third deepwater pipe laying system having completed the loadout of a J-Lay System for Saipem, now undergoing commissioning and testing in Korea, and currently developing an all new Reel-Lay System for Technip, scheduled for delivery in the middle of the year.

With an Offshore Support Base well positioned at the Port of Tyne, IHC EB can not only service its manufacturing activities, but also lends itself to a wider range of services including commissioning, mobilisation and demobilisation, equipment loadout, hydraulic, electrical and mechanical testing, dry dock storage and vessel crew changes.

Company profile IHC Merwede

IHC Merwede is focussed on the continuous development of design and construction activities for the specialist maritime sector. It is the global market leader for efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment – with vast experience accumulated over decades – and an outstanding supplier of custom-built ships and supplies for offshore construction.

IHC Merwede has in-house expertise for engineering and manufacturing innovative vessels and advanced equipment, as well as providing life-cycle support. Its integrated systematic approach has helped to develop optimum product performance and long-term business partnerships.

The company’s broad customer base includes dredging operators, oil and gas corporations, offshore contractors and government authorities.

IHC Merwede has over 3,000 employees based at various locations in The Netherlands, China, Croatia, France, India, the Middle East, Nigeria, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States.

Technological innovation will remain the company’s underlying strength through its continuous investment in research and development. Moreover, it helps to safeguard a sustainable environment.


Source: ihcmerwede, February 7, 2011