Adani inaugurates two Royal IHC Beagle TSHDs
On 8 January, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) successfully inaugurated two new 8,000m3 trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs), built by Royal IHC in The Netherlands. Both dredgers had recently arrived at Adani’s Hazira Port in Gujarat, India, after their maiden voyage through the Suez Canal, the company said in its press release.
These are the 11th and 12th dredgers supplied by Royal IHC to APSEZ and are among the largest in the Indian fleet of TSHDs. Speakers at the inauguration ceremony included Karan Adani (CEO APSEZ), Dutch Ambassador H.E. Fons Stoelinga, Col. Vinod George (COO Dredging & Reclamation APSEZ), and Kees Derks (Area Director Royal IHC).
The delivery of the two vessels further strengthens IHC’s regional presence, having supplied its first dredger in India as early as 1926. Since then, it has delivered over 100 dredgers locally. In 2007, IHC established its service centre in Mumbai, where a team of experienced engineers service its dredgers and support the company’s customers all over India.
Recently, IHC extended its service centre with a new workshop, with comprehensive machinery capabilities, ready to manufacture, maintain or refurbish parts and components for the offshore, mining and dredging industries.