On 12 January, Royal IHC launched MAHAA JARRAAFU for the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Plc (MTCC) at the RMC shipyard in Qidong, China. The Easydredge 3700 is the largest ship in IHC’s Easydredge® series and the first trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) for MTCC. 

eL-Tec Electrotechnology will deliver the technical installation on board of this ship. The contract became effective in August 2015, on 25 August 2016 the keel-laying took place and the ship is expected to be deliverd in April 2017, just ahead of the agreed delivery time of 20 months.