Royal IHC handed over the trailing suction hopper dredger Teunis Huibertus, a Beagle 4, to contractor Gebr. van der Lee on 1 February. The delivery follows a successful sea trial in mid-January.

Watch a video of the sea trials of the Teunis Huibertus below.

The Beagle 4 belongs to the series of standard medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredgers from IHC Dredging, which are equipped with the latest innovations and state-of-the-art dredging equipment.

The delivery of the Beagle 4 marks the start of a new phase of IHC Dredging’s collaboration with Gebr. van der Lee.

‘This assignment shows that our investments in the development of efficient and sustainable vessels are of value to our customers,’ says Ronald van Son, Director Dredging Custom Vessels of IHC Dredging. ‘With the Beagle 4, we offer Gebr. van der Lee the opportunity to meet a growing demand for cleaner ships from their clients.’

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More capacity and more sustainable

The Beagle 4 significantly expands the dredging capacity of Gebr. van der Lee.

General Director Eddy van der Lee explains: ‘The Teunis Huibertus is a state-of-the-art trailing suction hopper dredger with a hopper volume of 4000 m3 with which we will optimally implement our current dredging and sand mining projects. Thanks to the successful collaboration with Royal IHC, we have now taken the next step in expanding and making our dredging equipment more sustainable for the Dutch dredging market.’

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