Royal IHC Begins Construction on Multi-purpose TSHD
An artist’s rendering of the Royal IHC trailing suction hopper dredge DC Orisant for Den Herder and Group de Cloedt.
Royal IHC has begun construction of new multi-purpose 5.450 cubic meter trailing suction hopper dredge DC Orisant.
Built for Den Herder (Reimerswaal Dredging) and Group de Cloedt, the dredge is specifically designed for sand and gravel removal for the construction industry, but will also have the ability to conduct maintenance dredging and beach nourishment.
The vessel will be 142,30 meters long, have a draft of 730 meters, a weight of 11990 gross tons and a hopper capacity of 5450 meters cubed. The dredger can dredge to 35 meters, has a dredge pipe diameter of 1100 milmeters
The steel cutting ceremony for the TSHD was held March 15, with the date of final delivery expected sometime in July 2018.