EDC signs deal with IHC to build dredging vessel

ABU DHABI — Emirates Dredging Company LLC (EDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AI Nasser Holdings (ANH), has signed an agreement with IHC Holland (IHC) to build one cutter suction dredging vessel and a land booster station.

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Published: Mon 15 May 2006, 10:53 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 3:45 PM

The dredging vessel to be delivered in 2007 is a 1,100 kw power-on cutter with significant cutting power for dredging both sand and rock. The land booster station has 1,825 kw power-on-the-pump for pumping material from the site where the dredging operations are conducted.

The agreement follows an order placed on IHC last year to purchase a cutter suction dredger with cutting power of 585 kw, which will be delivered to EDC in the third quarter of 2006.

EDC was established in 2005 and sees bright prospects in the growing potential for dredging operations in the emirates and in the rest of the GCC.

The company has also signed a contract with Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) to build two support crafts for its operations which will be delivered in 2006. IHC is one of the reputed dredging equipment builders. J.C.M. Van Dooremalan, President of IHC while affirming IHC's commitment to supply high quality equipment said: "We are pleased to build on our existing relationship with EDC and in assisting them in their mission to emerge as a leading provider of dredging services in the region."

Abdulla Nasser H AI Mansoori, Chairman of EDC, stated that with the combination of EDC's experienced management team and the technologically advanced equipment from IHC, EDC was confident of becoming a highly successful company.

He further stated that IHC's experience and professionalism was behind the decision to source equipment from the company.

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