Royal IHC yard in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands, has completed installation of the cutter ladder for Boskalis’ self-propelled cutter suction dredger HELIOS.
The cutter ladder – which has a length of 47m and a weight of 1,717,000kg (excluding the side winches) – was built at IHC shipyard in Sliedrecht.
The Helios has an overall length of approx. 152 meter, a total installed power of 23,700 kW and a pump ashore capacity of 15,600kW.
Contract for this megacutter (Yard No. 512) was signed in late February 2014 between IHC Global Production B.V. of the Netherlands and Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia.
The launching ceremony for the CSD Helios took place on May 21st 2016 at Uljanik.
It is expected that the vessel will be delivered to Boskalis in the course of 2017.