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.