Europort: global gathering place for dredging industry
Europort: global gathering place for dredging industry26 november 2018
With four of the world’s largest dredging companies headquartered in the Netherlands and Belgium, Europort has long been a global gathering place for the dredging industry. Focusing on specialised ships and the smart solutions which drive success, Europort will certainly showcase smart dredging ships and technology.
Exhibitor Royal IHC, specialised in the design and manufacturing of dredgers and dredging equipment, recently won the 'Maritime Award KNVTS Ship of the Year 2018’ with the trailing suction hopper dredger 'Scheldt River’. This vessel is one of two world’s first dual-fuel dredgers that can operate on LNG. It contains a number of innovations including a two-speed gearbox and the storage of a dredging mixture with very high density, which optimizes the dredging operations even further.