With vast experience accumulated over decades, IHC Merwede is the market leader for the design and manufacture of efficient and integrated dredging vessels and equipment. More than half of the world's dredging contractors rely on the company's unique combination of innovative vessels, advanced equipment and lifecycle support.
IHC Mining is a member of the IHC Merwede Group. IHC Merwede companies have been building wet mining tools since the late 19th century. Among the first were, in 1887 the gold dredger DANAE (Italy) and in 1984 gold dredger WERCHNE (Russia) In 1908 the first tin mining dredgers were delivered to Thailand and Malacca.
IHC Mining builds equipment for mining gold, tin (cassiterite), aluminium (bauxite), mineral sands (ilmenite, rutile, zircon) and diamond deposits, rocks salts and other wet mining applications.
Reliable as a rock in wet mining, IHC Mining provides:
- Consultancy and engineering services
- Dredger building
- Treatment plants
- Dredger-plant automation and controls
For the mining industry, IHC Mining design and builds:
- Excavating dredgers for gold, tin (cassiterite), aluminium (bauxite), TiO2 (ilmenite, rutile), and diamond deposits, rock salts or other wet mining applications
- Separation equipment and furthermore provides
- Feasibility / dredge ability consultancy, flow sheet design, sample analysis and deposit evaluations
- Automation components to match the output capacity of the Dredge with the capacity requirements of the concentrator / separation plant.
Bucket ladder dredger, wheel dredger, cutter suction dredger and trailing suction hopper dredger
A mining dredger can be either a bucket ladder dredger, a wheel dredger, a cutter or a sea-going trailing dredger which, opposed to civil engineering dredgers, is purposely designed for the specific soil and mining site characteristics of the one deposit under consideration.
Mining separation plants
IHC Mining also designs and sells either floating or land-based separator plants. Their plant is a customized build-up of trommels and screens, log washers, jigs, cyclones, bowls and other separators. IHC jigs separate according to the principle of difference in specific gravity of mixture components.
Distinctive for the high-recovery IHC Jig is the patented trapezoidal jig bed area, jigstroke and segmented circular concept.
Wet mining – dredge and treatment plant
Capacity matching by selective use of automation and control components on dredge and treatment plant to obtain maximum recovery results while maintaining lowest operational costs is another IHC speciality for which IHC Mining proposes to be your partner in wet mining plant solutions.
On 1 February a European consortium launched a new Horizon 2020 project, Blue Nodules.
Robbins Technology Group (RTG) has merged with Royal IHC to deliver innovative mining engineering solutions.
IHC Merwede has officially introduced the world's first four-tracked subsea trencher, specifically developed for shallow water operations and targeted towards cable burial in offshore wind farms.
IHC Merwede has been awarded a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) to Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in South Africa.
IHC Merwede has successfully increased its order book in 2013 across the main sectors of its business: offshore and dredging. The company received almost €1.8bn worth of new orders in the past year. At the end of 2013, the order book was valued at more than €1.7bn, which is the equivalent of a backlog of approximately two years.
IHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the 23,545kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger AL BAHAR C/D HUTA 12 in a ceremony on 8 March, at the company's shipyard in Kinderdijk, in the Netherlands. The company is building the innovative vessel for Huta Marine Works, which is based in Saudi Arabia.
As of 1 September 2013, Dirk Philips will succeed Govert Hamers as the new CEO of IHC Merwede.
The European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association (SEA Europe) has announced that IHC Merwede's President, Govert Hamers, will succeed Lars Gørvell-Dahll as Chairman in October 2013. Mr Gørvell-Dahll's will step down midway through his tenure to become the Managing Director of the maritime arm of the Federation of Norwegian Industries.
IHC Merwede has extended its product range with the introduction of a new series of IHC Packhorse™ offshore support vessels at an official launch event in Singapore, organised by IHC Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of IHC Merwede.
IHC Merwede has introduced the IHC Beaver® 65 DDSP, the successor to the highly successful IHC Beaver® 6518. The IHC Beaver® 65 DDSP is part of the IHC Beaver® series of standard cutter suction dredgers. It is built for stock with short delivery times and designed and built under the BV Coastal Area classification.
On Thursday 15 November, the delivery of the 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger, DCI DREDGE XIX, took place at Waalhaven in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The dredger was received by the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) Manager Mr YSR Murthy three weeks ahead of the contractual delivery date.
A new backhoe dredger manufactured by IHC Merwede was named ALBERTO ALEMÁN ZUBIETA during a special ceremony at the shipyard of its cooperation partner, NMC, in Nieuw-Lekkerland, The Netherlands, on 28 September.
IHC Merwede has successfully launched the largest backhoe dredger in the world on 31 August 2012. The name of the vessel will be revealed at the end of the year during a special ceremony. The launch took place at the shipyard of its cooperation partner, NMC, in Nieuw-Lekkerland, The Netherlands. IHC Merwede is building the vessel for Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP).
As a global market leader for dredging and wet mining vessels and equipment, and a reliable supplier of custom-built ships and products for offshore construction, IHC Merwede will be among the leading exhibitors at SMM 2012. The biennial international trade fair for Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology will take place in Hamburg from 4 to 7 September.
IHC Winches, part of IHC Merwede, has signed a contract for the design and manufacture of a riser pull-in spread to be placed on a MODEC floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
IHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the self-propelled cutter suction dredger, ARTEMIS, in a ceremony on 30 June 2012 at its shipyard in Sliedrecht, The Netherlands.
IHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the stationary cutter suction dredger, MIONDO, in a ceremony on 16 May 2012 at its shipyard in Sliedrecht, The Netherlands.
IHC Merwede, the global market leader for efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment, and reliable supplier of custom-built ships and supplies for offshore construction, officially opened its new Singapore office at the PSA Building today.
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