Van Oord has ordered a new cutter suction dredger from Royal IHC. The vessel, to be named Biesbosch, is a modular IHC Beaver 65 DDSP built at the yard in Sliedrecht, and is scheduled for delivery April 1, 2016.
Once delivered, Biesbosch, with a length of 64 meters and a width of more than 12 meters, will be deployed at the Zeetoegang IJmuiden project, part of the locks program of the Dutch Department of Public Works.
The vessel is part of Van Oord’s strategy to invest in replacements for its fleet of cutter suction dredgers, the company said. Biesbosch will be Van Oord’s third new cutter suction dredger over a period of 12 months. This accelerated modernization of Van Oord’s fleet of cutter suction dredgers delivers a significant contribution to its sustainability program through fuel efficiency, etc. The cutter suction dredger has been equipped in accordance with Van Oord’s safety and environmental requirements.