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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 

Radio Holland Netherlands, of Rotterdam, has recently booked an order to deliver a NavCom package to two custom-built Cutter Suction Dredgers built at Royal IHC shipyard.

RH will supply the navigation sensors to keep the stationary dredgers on position and the supplied AIS (Automatic Identification System) will keep the vessel visible for the shipping traffic in the area.

Kenneth de Grood, account manager for The Netherlands,said: “We are happy to partner with Royal IHC again for the NavCom on these two dredgers. Royal IHC is globally renowned as a specialized, leading designer and builder of dredging vessels. Important for IHC is the fact that Radio Holland is an independent company and supplier, also able to perform service everywhere with its global network. As the vessels will operate in Egypt at the Suez Canal, it is great that we have Radio Holland offices in Egypt, who can support locally with maintenance of the equipment.”

The equipment package consists amongst others of a mix of Furuno equipment and other equipment brands for VHF, MF/HF, Navtex, DGPS, as well as a Magnetic Compass, SART, EPIRB, Wind, ATEX UHF portable and GMDSS Portable handheld.

The Egyptian Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has signed a contract with Royal IHC for the design and construction of the two custom-built 29,190kW heavy-duty rock cutter suction dredgers (CSDs). The vessels, which will be used to maintain and improve the Suez Canal, will be 147.4m length overall and provide a maximum dredging depth of 35m.

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