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IHC Parts & Services secures largest floating discharge lines order

The dredging industry's largest ever order for floating discharge lines has been secured by IHC Parts & Services, part of IHC Merwede, it has been reported.

The confirmation of the purchase of 85 12m armoured floating discharge hoses by National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) is believed to have set a new sales landmark in this sector of the market.

The General Manager of IHC Middle East, Robert Jonk, and NMDC's CEO, Yasser Nasser, signed the contract.

The floating discharge lines will be used in conjunction with seven of the cutter suction dredgers built for NMDC by IHC Merwede.

The armoured floating discharge hoses will have internal diameters of 750 and 850mm respectively. The high-tensile forged steel rings help to make the products highly wear resistant to applications in the abrasive slurries found in the Middle East.