Royal IHC Cuts 425 Jobs Mostly in The Netherlands

Dutch dredging and maritime equipment supplier Royal IHC will cut 425 jobs as part of what the company is calling a fine-tuning strategy amid persistently poor market conditions. The job cuts will take place primarily in The Netherlands and are to include permanent and temporary contracts, mainly in indirect and support positions. The company says under the new strategy it … [Read more...]

WATCH: Royal IHC Launches New ‘Seven Cruzeiro’ Pipelay Vessel

Royal IHC has launched the 550-ton top tension capacity pipelay vessel, Seven Cruzeiro, at its shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, Netherlands. This is the final pipelaying vessel in a series of three ordered by Subsea 7. The second vessel, Seven Sun, was launched December 2014 in Kinderdijk. Both vessels are dynamically positioned pipelay vessels capable of operating … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Royal IHC Launches Dredger ‘Jun Yang 1’

Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC launched the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) JUN YANG 1 this past Saturday at their shipyard in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands for CCCC Guangzhou Dredging (GDC) of China. Upon delivery, the JUN YANG 1 will be the largest vessel of its kind in China. The vessel will come equip with two suction tubes each with its own dredging pump, … [Read more...]

DEME Orders LNG-Powered Dredgers from Royal IHC

Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC announced today the receipt of a contract for the design, construction and delivery of two unique LNG-powered dredging vessels to DEME Group in Belgium. The 7,950 m3 and 3,000 m3 (expandable to 3500m3) trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) are the first to be provided with a liquefied natural gas (LNG) - fueled main engine which ensures they are … [Read more...]

Building Ships and Offshore Rigs in The Netherlands [GALLERY]

Amidst a crazy windstorm this week that briefly grounded a Maersk containership and delayed flights all along the coast of the North Sea, I had the opportunity to visit Royal IHC shipyard and HSM Offshore, two industrial yards located in The Netherlands which are operating on the front lines of the offshore oil and gas industry. Royal IHC, previously known as IHC Merwede, is … [Read more...]