Royal IHC Launches TSHD River Thames
Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME) informed that its latest trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) River Thames was successfully launched at PaxOcean Graha, Batam in Indonesia.
The TSHD, designed and build by Royal IHC, has a hopper capacity of 2,300m³ and a maximum dredging depth of 30 meters below the waterline, said a press release from Royal IHC, a supplier of equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets.
The RiverThames is a copy of the 2,300m³ TSHD LESSE, successfully delivered by IHC to Baggerbedrijf de Boer in August. The vessel is designed to maintain sea and inland waterways, as well as perform land reclamation.
It is equipped with the latest electronic system to improve positioning, sounding and execution of dredging work. To minimize environmental impact during dredging, the vessel is equipped with the latest innovation in the field of overflow - the IHC Plumigator.
The compact design of the TSHD is characterized by a small draught and can be deployed for projects in shallow water worldwide.
River Thames is expected to be delivered in 2020.