Royal IHC to build another TSHD for Dutch Dredging

Baggerbedrijf De Boer B.V. – Dutch Dredging has once again chosen Royal IHC as a solid partner for the construction of a custom-built Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) with a hopper capacity of 2,300m³.

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The newbuild is an upgraded version of the LESSE, which Royal IHC delivered to Dutch Dredging in 2019, and complies with the latest IMO Tier III – Euro Stage V environmental regulations.

Kees van de Graaf jr., Director of Dutch Dredging: “The LESSE is an ideal vessel for maintenance dredging. Thanks to its shallow draught in combination with state-of-the-art dredging technology, our professional crew can dredge optimally. This allows us to work reliably and be very competitive.”

The constructive collaboration between Dutch Dredging and Royal IHC is underlined by the order for this new trailing suction hopper dredger. Kees van de Graaf jr.: “The collaboration with Royal IHC is running smoothly and with our combined experience we are building a fine new addition to our fleet.”

It is a textbook example of the best of both worlds coming together,” said Derk te Bokkel, CEO of Royal IHC. “Dutch Dredging’s operational experience with the LESSE and Royal IHC’s technical expertise formed the basis for design improvements and resulted in a successful upgrade of the LESSE.”

The success of the LESSE, the growing need for fleet expansion and the ever more stringent emission requirements in project tenders have led Dutch Dredging to once again choose Royal IHC as a solid partner for the construction of an upgrade of the trailing suction hopper dredger LESSE.