Royal IHC launches electrical BeaverŪ Cutter Suction Dredger

15 September 2022

Royal IHC is proud to announce that its portfolio of standard Cutter Suction Dredgers (CSDs) is expanding with electrical counterparts for each of the BeaverŪ types. The BeaverŪ E will be available from stock soon.

For nearly 60 years, Royal IHC has continuously developed its BeaverŪ range of standardised CSDs to become the highly efficient dredgers they are now. By launching the BeaverŪ E, we further support the dredging industry with the sustainability challenges of today: operating in a more environmentally responsible manner and reducing emissions.

The BeaverŪ E is a fully electrically powered version of the standard BeaverŪ. In addition to the unique features of Royal IHC's conventional CSDs, the BeaverŪ E offers a number of added benefits in terms of sustainability, efficiency and reliability. With zero emissions plus limited noise and vibration disturbance, the BeaverŪ E fully complies with the latest environmental regulations and is suitable to work in the most sensitive environments. 

Furthermore, the BeaverŪ E is more energy efficient and the electrical components require low maintenance. With an identical dredging and hydraulic installation, the diesel-powered main ponton can just be exchanged for an electrical one. All current standard BeaversŪ types are available in an electrical version and are suitable for every common dredging project.  

Catina Geselschap, Director Dredging Standard Modular Vessels, commented: “Royal IHC wants to play a leading role in designing, building and providing sustainable solutions to our customers in the maritime industry. We have an existing track record in fully electric Cutter Suction Dredgers and are now taking the next step by adding this electrical BeaverŪ as a stock product to our portfolio of standard modular vessels.”

BeaverŪ E series of cutter suction dredgers. Image by Royal IHC

Royal IHC press release