IHC Merwede Confirms Deal with Boskalis (The Netherlands)

IHC Merwede has been awarded the contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 23,684kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger (CSD) from Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis). The innovative new dredging vessel will be one of the largest CSDs of its kind in the world.

As part of the close cooperation and working relationship between Boskalis and IHC Merwede, much attention has been paid to the design of this latest CSD in terms of safety, the environment and increased operational workability. A particular feature of the vessel is the widening of the aft ship in order to reduce the draught.

Boskalis

“IHC Merwede is delighted to confirm this valuable new dredging project, following the major offshore order worth more than €1 billion for six pipelaying vessels earlier this year,” says Bram Roelse, IHC Merwede’s COO. “This order from Boskalis confirms that the dredging market has renewed confidence in IHC Merwede’s exceptionally high levels of quality and reliability, as well as enhancing the company’s positioning as the technology innovator.”

Main features

Type: Self-propelled CSD;

Customer: Royal Boskalis Westminister NV;

Builder: IHC Holland BV;

Length overall: 152m;

Breadth: 28m;

Total installed power: 23,684kW;

Maximum dredging depth: 35m;

Accommodation: 45 people.

Press Release, November 29, 2013

 

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