Royal IHC Wins Important ‘Green’ Award

Royal IHC has been awarded the 2016 International Green Shipping Award for ‘The Most Sustainable Shipping Solution of the Year’.

The ceremony took place during the International Green Shipping Summit in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 17-18 October 2016.

The prize recognizes IHC’s efforts to limit the environmental impact of its vessels and equipment.

We are proud to have been awarded this prestigious award,” said Erik van der Blom, IHC Innovation Manager Hopper Dredgers. “The award is a great stimulus to continue developing and delivering sustainable solutions for the dredging, offshore and mining industry, driven by market developments and customer demand.

As stated in IHC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy, the five key elements of sustainable product development and innovation are:

  1. supporting programs that conduct research into the environmental impact of maritime activities;
  2. optimization of fuel consumption and emissions reduction;
  3. mitigation of underwater noise;
  4. efficient use of materials;
  5. raising the safety standard during operations.

Examples of recent product innovations in this field are:

World’s first LNG-powered TSHDs for DEME

The unique arrangements for the propulsion and dredge pump drive – combined with the LNG installation – will ensure extremely low emission levels. The CO2 and NOx emissions are reduced, and the emissions of SOx and atmospheric particles (PM) will be practically eliminated.

Eco Control Package

A combination of three controllers actively regulate the dredging pump, the visor of the draghead, and the vessel’s speed. This maximizes suction production and minimizes fuel consumption.

Improved Cutter Special Curve Pump

Increasing efficiency and improving wear resistance of the material used, without losing pressure and reducing the size of the spherical passage.

Plumigator Overflow

This tackles the long-suffered problem of turbidity and air beneath a vessel. In addition, it reduces the risk of wear and tear to the onboard systems.


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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:

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