Royal IHC has signed a contract with Cameroon’s Port Authority of Douala (PAD) for the delivery of an IHC Beaver 50 cutter suction dredger and Delta Multi Craft 1450 work boat.
“An important aspect of the contract is the transfer of knowledge by on-site assistance, training and consultancy. With this cooperation, IHC will assist PAD in creating local dredging capacity, which will result in reduced dredging costs as well as improved operational flexibility for the port. The provision of project financing has further optimized the business case,” said IHC in its release.
Commenting the latest announcement, IHC’s Commercial Manager Africa, Bas Kockmann, said: “We are delighted that PAD trusts us to assist them in developing their dredging capacity.”
PAD aims to be a high-performance port and a key player in the positioning of Cameroon as a logistics platform for the Gulf of Guinea, according to IHC.
By assisting PAD, IHC will help it to achieve its goal, both now and in the long-term future.