UK: IHC EB Wins Contract for Supply of LARS to Canyon Offshore


IHC Engineering Business (IHC EB), a part of IHC Merwede group, has recently been awarded a contract for the supply of a 35 tonne Launch and Recovery System (LARS) to Canyon Offshore Ltd (Canyon). The bespoke A-Frame system will be used to launch and recover a new build trenching ROV.

IHC EB engineers have been designing and building launch and recovery systems for over 25 years. These have been used to handle a wide range of equipment from ROVs to the largest cable ploughs. All of the systems are designed to maximise productivity, provide a long and reliable service life and minimise through life operational costs by careful design and high quality construction.

This award will mark the second LARS that IHC EB has built for Canyon, having previously supplied a 95 tonne SWL system for the i-Trencher, which was built in 2008.

Sales and Marketing Director, Toby Bailey comments on this award, “We are delighted to secure this order – the i-trencher handling system again demonstrated the reliability and performance of IHC EB launch and recovery systems. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Canyon on this new project.”

The new LARS will be able to launch and recover the 35 tonne vehicle in up to Sea State 5. The system will be designed over the coming months, before assembly and testing at IHC EB’s Port of Tyne support base for delivery in 2012.

Company profile IHC Merwede IHC Merwede is focussed on the continuous development of design and construction activities for the specialist maritime sector. It is the global market leader for efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment – with vast experience accumulated over decades – and an outstanding supplier of custom-built ships and supplies for offshore construction.

IHC Merwede has in-house expertise for engineering and manufacturing innovative vessels and advanced equipment, as well as providing life-cycle support. Its integrated systematic approach has helped to develop optimum product performance and long-term business partnerships. The company’s broad customer base includes dredging operators, oil and gas corporations, offshore contractors and government authorities. IHC Merwede has over 3,000 employees based at various locations in The Netherlands, China, Croatia, France, India, the Middle East, Nigeria, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. Technological innovation will remain the company’s underlying strength through its continuous investment in research and development. Moreover, it helps to safeguard a sustainable environment.


Source:IHC , May 24, 2011;