Royal IHC launches Beaver dredger for Oretol Nigeria

Shipbuilder Royal IHC has launched the IHC Beaver 65DDSP, called Oreoluwa, for Oretol Nigeria Limited at its yard in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands. The vessel, which will be delivered in combination with a booster station and discharge pipelines, will now be further outfitted at the quayside.

The cutter suction dredger (CSD) and additional equipment were ordered in December 2020 and will be delivered in about two months. The Oreoluwa will be deployed on various sand excavation and land reclamation projects, with a view to developing real estate in the Lagos Lagoon.

Increased dredging depth

With a strong track record in dredging, Oretol Nigeria intends to upgrade its fleet and further professionalise its operation by partnering with IHC. The powerful Beaver 65 DDSP is the largest of IHC’s standard series of CSDs and offers the highest volume of production at the lowest cost.

The vessel offers an increased dredging depth of 25 metres and the ability to pump soil over great distances.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.