A mammoth trailing suction hopper
dredger, built by IHC Holland NV in cooperation with Van de Giessen - du Noord, was launched earlier this year to rave reviews, and was anticipated to be delivered and working this
month. The vessel, which joins the company's 16 other trailing suction hopper dredgers
, measures 557.7 x 105 ft. (170 x 32 m) and boasts an installed power of 28,500 kW, with a hopper capacity of 23,000 cu. m. and a maximum dredging depth of 364 ft. (111 m) — all numbers which easily rank it as the king of the HAM fleet and make it more powerful and capable by a factor of two.
Rotterdam-based HAM is one of the world's leading dredging companies, but is active in many marine related fields including: construction and maintenance of harbor infrastructure and waterways; land reclamation; coastal and embankment protection; offshore services; environmental activities; rock drilling and blasting; and irrigation work.