• Dredging


Market focus

As THE supplier of complete winch systems for almost all dredging vessels built within the IHC Merwede group, we’ve built up many years of experience integrating winch systems onboard Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHD), and Cutter Suction Dredgers (CSD).

Besides vessels built at our own yards, direct deliveries to ‘the big four’ dredging contractors are common practice. Having a leading position in this specialized market IHC Hytop continuously develops new winch system solutions that help increase the efficiency of the dredging process. 


To increase your efficiency, we can provide you our high quality, compact designed winch systems, having 20,000 hour lifetime guarantees, for all conceivable dredging applications.

Onboard trailing suction hopper dredgers:

  • Draghead handling including heave compensation
  • Intermediate handling (suction arm)
  • Trunnion handling (suction arm)
  • Bow coupling systems


Onboard (self-propelled) cutter suction dredgers:

  • Side wire handling
  • Ladder handling
  • Barge mooring systems
  • Barge loading systems
  • Spud hoisting
  • Anchor boom handling

Your partner in hydraulics!

IHC Hytop B.V.

T +31 (0)88 015 35 79

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