Easydredge delivered to Mexican Navy
Royal IHC delivered an Easydredge 2700 trailing suction hopper dredger to Secretaria de Marina (SEMAR) at the Port of Veracruz in Mexico.
The dredger Bahia San Carlos was built from stock at two shipyards in the Netherlands in an ultra-short delivery time.
Following successful sea trials in the North Sea in October, the new vessel was delivered on time on 16 December for deployment on a national maintenance programme by the Mexican Navy.
This will involve deepening rivers on the country’s east coast and helping to prevent flooding in Tabasco.
Multipurpose dredger series
As the Easydredge is a standardised series of vessels, it benefits from short lead times and is a cost-effective option for customers seeking quick delivery.
The vessels are equipped to perform all normal dredging operations and are easy to operate. The Bahia San Carlos is the sixth Easydredge vessel to be sold by Royal IHC. It was outfitted with standard options as well as specific modifications for SEMAR, including a hydrographic presentation system (DTPS) and the Operations Monitoring application for onshore monitoring and to support operations.
Proven track record
IHC’s relation with SEMAR dates back to the eighties when the first dredger, the Ciudad del Carmen was purchased. ‘Last year SEMAR purchased a Beaver cutting suction dredger from Royal IHC’, says Ronald van Son, Director Dredging Vessels at IHC, ‘and it recognises their vast experience and proven track record in the dredging market’.
‘The fast delivery time of less than a year was a crucial factor in SEMAR's decision to order the Easydredge’, Van Son adds. ‘This project has run very smoothly, and everything has gone according to schedule.’