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    More orders for IHC Holland Merwede

    Yard News // June 4, 2007

    IHC Holland Merwede in The Netherlands has announced that the Group has gained new orders during the last three months to the value of Ä 650 million.

    However, the copany said that in spite of this increase in outstanding orders, there is still slipway capacity for custom build ships available for 2009.

    Building capacity for standard dredging equipment is available from the beginning of 2008.

    Orders have been received for the the design and construction of:

    • A 32,000 m≥ trailing suction hopper dredger for Van Oord. The ship will be built at Kinderdijk and is to be delivered at the end of 2009.
    • A 16,900 kW stationary custom-built cutter-suction dredger for HUTA Marine Works Ltd of Saudi-Arabia. The ship is to be built at Sliedrecht and completion is planned during the first quarter of 2010.
    • A 4,687kW stationary custom-built mono-pontoon cutter-suction dredger for Malayan dredging contractor Inai Kiara Sdn Bhd. The suction dredger will be built at Sliedrecht and completion is planned during 2008.

    Orders have been also received for the design and construction of:

    • A new heavy lift crane vessel for Seaway Heavy Lifting in Cyprus. With a lifting capacity of 5,000 tons it will be the largest monohull heavy lift crane vessel in the world. The ship will be built at the IHC Krimpen Shipyard, and engineering and purchasing will be carried out by the Merwede Shipyard. Delivery of the completed ship is planned for the first quarter of 2010. The crane is to be designed and constructed by Gusto BV which is a subsidiary of SBM Offshore NV. (The construction of this new ship is also good news for IHC Hydrohammer, IHC HYTOP and IHC Handling Systems. The ship will be equipped with a number of their products and systems).
    • A multi-purpose offshore support ship for Hornbeck Offshore Services in Covington, Louisiana. The ship is to be built by Merwede Shipyard BV and the completed ship is to be delivered during the third quarter of 2009.

    In addition, the Group has received two Letters of intent from Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster - one for the construction of a 40,000m≥ jumbo trailing suction hopper dredger and one for the construction of two large 12,000m≥ trailing suction hopper dredgers.

    Delivery of the jumbo suction dredger is planned for the spring of 2011. The large suction dredgers will be delivered in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

    The jumbo trailing suction hopper dredger will be built at Krimpen aan den IJssel. The other two suction dredgers will be built at Hardinxveld-Giessendam, and Kinderdijk respectively.

    The Groupís other units have also achieved sales that amply exceed original expectations.


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