Royal IHC and Adani Group have signed a contract for two IHC Beagle® 8 trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs).
These two 8,000m³ vessels belong to the standardized IHC Beagle® series, designed and built by IHC using over a century of dredging experience.
The IHC Beagle® series achieves high levels of efficiency and maximum uptime as a result of its uniform design and the use of high-end components.
Each comes equipped with IHC’s Trailspeed Controller (TSC) and Eco Pump Controller (EPC). Developed in-house, the TSC ensures a constant speed while dredging, which leads to higher average production results and greater levels of consistency, while the EPC reduces excessive cavitation as well as wear and tear, and fuel consumption.
While standardized, the two IHC Beagle® dredgers will be equipped with a bespoke set of options. Due to the modular design of the series, the vessels can be adapted – either during construction or at a later stage – to suit specific needs.
For example, one of the vessels will work with challenging soils, and so will be equipped with a heavier draghead and additional propulsion power.
“We are pleased that, after supplying a number of CSDs to the company, the Adani Group has entrusted IHC with the delivery of two TSHDs,” said IHC CEO Bram Roelse. “The fact that they also requested a portfolio of services and training demonstrates that our customer also values IHC’s extensive knowledge and experience. We are happy to share this with them to enable them to continue growing.”
In addition to the vessels, IHC will provide the Adani Group with an extensive assistance and training package.
In the long term, the company will also provide assistance with the IHC Planned Maintenance System and spare parts package.