Royal IHC building containerised booster stations for stockEquipment & Technology // March 7, 2017
Royal IHC (IHC) is currently building two 895kW container booster stations for stock. This follows the company's strategy of building IHC Beaver series and DMC workboats for stock for years.
“The large demand for standardised cutter suction dredgers proves that immediate delivery of high-quality dredging equipment is highly appreciated in the dredging market,” said Product Director Kees Jan Verkaik. “The first booster will be finished by the end of March, with the second due in April.”
The 895kW booster is a versatile and robust support for various types of dredging projects. It is self-supporting on land and water, due to several features such as air cooling, an integrated fuel tank and no-flush pump seal.
The pump system, with CutterSpecial pump, is reliable and fuel-efficient. The booster station can be transported as a 20ft high cube offshore container, making it ideal for quick delivery to a dredging location.
“We are aiming to build more units for stock, as well as several units for rental,” said Operations Manager, Rental Dick Dolkemade. “The latter is an ideal and flexible solution for customers who temporarily need to boost their dredging operations. This enables dredge operators to cost-effectively execute their project and keep their equipment inventory at a minimum.”