IHC Merwede has scheduled the naming and launching ceremony for the trailing suction hopper dredger, DCI DREDGE XIX, for Monday, 2 April 2012. The ship is being built for Dredging Corporation of India Ltd. at the IHC Offshore & Marine yard, Schaardijk, The Netherlands.
The programme on Monday 2 April will be as follows:
- Guests to assemble in the restaurant at the yard,
- Departure to the podium in the shipbuilding hall,
- Naming and launch of the DCI DREDGE XIX.
IHC Merwede is focussed on the continuous development of design and construction activities for the specialist maritime sector. It is the global market leader for efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment – with vast experience accumulated over decades – and a reliable supplier of custom-built ships and supplies for offshore construction.
IHC Merwede has in-house expertise for engineering and manufacturing innovative vessels and advanced equipment, as well as providing life-cycle support. Its integrated systematic approach has helped to develop optimum product performance and long-term business partnerships.
The company’s broad customer base includes dredging operators, oil and gas corporations, offshore contractors and government authorities.
IHC Merwede has over 3,000 employees based at various locations in The Netherlands, China, Croatia, France, India, the Middle East, Nigeria, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 19, 2012; Image: IHC Merwede