Trailing suction hopper dredger TEUNIS HUIBERTUS, a Beagle® 4, has been handed over to contractor Gebr. van der Lee on 1 February 2023, after a successful sea trial in mid-January. The Beagle® 4 belongs to the series of standard medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredgers from IHC Dredging, which are equipped with the latest innovations and state-of-the-art dredging equipment.
The delivery of the Beagle® 4 marks the start of a new phase of IHC Dredging’s collaboration with Gebr. van der Lee. Ronald van Son, Director Dredging Custom Vessels of IHC Dredging says: “This assignment shows that our investments in the development of efficient and sustainable vessels are of value to our customers. With the Beagle® 4, we offer Gebr. van der Lee the opportunity to meet a growing demand for cleaner ships from their clients. This is an important transition for which we are delighted to use our knowledge and experience.”
The Beagle® 4 significantly expands the dredging capacity of Gebr. van der Lee. General Director Eddy van der Lee explains: “We are extremely proud of our newest addition. The TEUNIS HUIBERTUS is a state-of-the-art trailing suction hopper dredger with a hopper volume of 4,000 m3 with which we will optimally implement our current dredging and sand mining projects. Thanks to the successful collaboration with Royal IHC, we have now taken the next step in expanding and making our dredging equipment more sustainable for the Dutch dredging market.”