Cochin Shipyard to Build High-Tech Dredgers

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) and IHC Holland BV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the construction of cutter suction hopper dredgers (CSDs) and trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs).

IHC, which has vast experience and proven capability to build world class dredging equipment, has been identified as the technology partner through a transparent Expression of Interest process by CSL.

Normally, high-tech dredgers are being imported into the country, but with this initiative World-class, state-of-the-art dredgers can be manufactured at CSL, thus saving valuable foreign exchange,” announced the Government of India’s Press Information Bureau.

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) is building dredgers for Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) as part of the efforts towards “Make in India” campaign.

IHC Holland, located in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands, is part of Royal IHC (IHC) and designs and builds a range of standard (IHC Beaver®) and custom-built cutter suction dredgers.

It also manufactures auxiliary products (for use with cutter suction dredgers) and stationary dredging equipment, such as plain suction and bucket ladder dredgers. Small to medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredgers, designed in Kinderdijk, can also be built at the company’s shipyard.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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