The Best Moments of 2017

The last year has been a fairly good one for the dredging industry in terms of new vessel orders, shipbuilding and new product developments. 

In 2017, the industry placed orders for dozens of new dredgers keeping the shipbuilders very busy throughout the year.

The year began with DEME’s 7.950m³ LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredger, named the Scheldt River, hitting the water in January at Royal IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel.

Two moths later, Van Oord’s midsize hopper dredger, the Vox Amalia, has been successfully launched at the LaNaval shipyard in Bilbao, Spain.

The year continued with Jan De Nul Group ordering three 3,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredgers from Keppel Singmarine and Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. placing an order for a new self-propelled cutter at Dutch contractor Royal IHC.

Relive some of the 2017 highlights with DT and let’s hope that the 2018 will be even better!


DBL Inaugurates New Dredgers

LNG TSHD Scheldt River Hits the Water

TSHD Easydredge Mahaa Jarraafu Launching

Royal IHC Lays Keel for Adani’s New Dredger

Hanson Invests €70 Million in Two New Hopper Dredgers

Van Oord’s New Hopper Dredger Vox Amalia Hits the Water

Royal IHC: Keel Laying Ceremony for NMDC’s New TSHD

Jan De Nul Group Orders Three TSHDs

Steel Cutting Ceremony for Hopper Dredger DC Orisant

Boskalis Orders New Jumbo Cutter from Royal IHC

Eastern Shipbuilding Launches TSHD Magdalen for Weeks Marine

New Cutter Suction Dredger for Manson

Jan De Nul’s New Cutter Suction Dredger Launched

Steel Cutting for CSD SPARTACUS at Royal IHC

Damen Secures New TSHD Contract

Keel Laying of Rosmorport’s New Hopper Dredger

Construction of the World’s Most Powerful Cutter Suction Dredger