Subtech and Royal IHC Take Steps in Dredging Development SA

February 10, 2020 | Maritime | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 3min

Subtech and Royal IHC have taken an important step in the development of dredging capacity in southern Africa. IHC has delivered an IHC Beaver® 50 cutter suction dredger (CSD) with an extensive option package to Subtech for the Mozambique LNG export project. Here, Subtech has been awarded for the design and construction of a marine offloading jetty by EPC contractor CCS JV, which is a joint venture formed by Saipem, McDermott International and Chiyoda Corporation.

Subtech secured the contract for the first phase of the marine offloading jetty by offering a creative and innovative design to their client CCS JV. The first phase of the jetty’s sand-filled geotextile tube foundations, sheet pile caisson jetty head and access channel requires extensive dredging activities. By investing in the IHC Beaver® 50 CSD, which is currently being commissioned, Subtech can now carry out the dredging work by itself.

“We are proud that IHC’s dredging equipment is part of Subtech’s innovative solution, and that they have trust in our expertise and services to start their own dredging capabilities,” says IHC’s Sales Manager Africa, Bert-Jan de Keijzer. “Investing in IHC’s low-maintenance Beaver® dredger will help Subtech, not only with the Mozambique LNG export project, but also with new possibilities in the future. We feel honoured to have taken this important step in creating dredging capacity together with Subtech.”