Vessels

Construction Starts on Super Suction Dredger

Construction Starts on Super Suction Dredger

Construction of the “Junyang 1″, a super suction dredger ordered by CCCC Guangzhou Dredging Co., Ltd., has recently been initiated in the Netherlands. With a total length of 167.5 meters, a hopper load capacity of 21,000 cubic meters and a maximum dredging depth of 90 meters, the vessel will have advantages such as advanced technology, […]

Picture of the Day: New Ellicott Dredger for Ohio DNR

Picture of the Day: New Ellicott Dredger for Ohio DNR

After half a century, it is time for new equipment. Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently purchased a new 460SL Swinging Dragon dredger. In the background is their 14″ cutter suction dredger, built in 1965. Dredging Today Staff, August 17, 2014

CT Systems: Real Time Dredging Sonar Trials

CT Systems: Real Time Dredging Sonar Trials

The first field test of the new real time dredging sonar system called Multi Dredge is commissioned on the Dutch river Vecht, announced CT Systems. The new Multi Dredge system consists of multiple survey-grade transducers strategically placed on a dredging vessel. Each transducer is individually controlled and timed by the Viking software and the georeferenced […]

Ukraine: IDRECO Hands Over ISD 600 Electric Dredger

Ukraine: IDRECO Hands Over ISD 600 Electric Dredger

IDRECO has delivered its first dredger to Ukraine, the IDRECO ISD 600 fully electric dredger. The ISD 600 dredger is equipped with an in-board high performance IDRECO IDP 600 dredge pump with double curved vanes. The dredge pump is frequency driven by an electric motor with a power of 1500 kW. A 355 kw jet […]

Thordon Equipment Shows Great Results on DEME’s “D’Artagnan”

Thordon Equipment Shows Great Results on DEME’s “D’Artagnan”

Water lubricated Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have performed well for 9 years on one of the largest cutter suction dredgers in the world – Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering N.V. (DEME)’s D’Artagnan (28,200 kW total installed power). The vessel had a major dry docking at Drydocks World-Dubai in February 2014 where the shaft was […]

Picture of the Day: Dredger “Glenn Edward” on Its Task

Picture of the Day: Dredger “Glenn Edward” on Its Task

Suction hopper dredger M/V “Glenn Edward”, the newest and largest hopper dredger in the U.S., is currently removing material from Galveston Harbor. The vessel is working to maintain the channel depth at its currently authorized 45 feet as part of an option that was exercised on the existing fiscal year 2013 Galveston Entrance Channel contract. […]

Picture of the Day: Delaware River Main Channel Dredging

Picture of the Day: Delaware River Main Channel Dredging

The Dodge Island, a Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company hopper dredger, motors up the Delaware River during the dredging operations on July 23, 2014. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company began dredging on July 18 as part of the next contract of the Delaware River […]

Finland: Dredger “Optimus” to Deepen Port of Pietarsaari

Finland: Dredger “Optimus” to Deepen Port of Pietarsaari

Wasa Dredging Ltd. from Vaasa in Finland has successfully started dredging with its new dredger “Optimus” in the Port of Pietarsaari. Wasa Dredging has been working in most demanding marine construction work for more than 25 years and this know-how has been utilized in designing and building backhoe dredgers for their own dredging purpose. The […]

Barbours Cut Channel Dredging Commences

Barbours Cut Channel Dredging Commences

Dredging has started on the first of two improvement projects to deepen the Huston Port Authority’s container terminal channels from 40 feet to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel. The contractor has been onsite preparing the dredge material placement areas to receive material since May. The Barbours Cut Channel is being […]

EXCLUSIVE: Dragflow Introduces “High Depth Dredging”

EXCLUSIVE: Dragflow Introduces “High Depth Dredging”

Dragflow, a world player in solid pumping solutions with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing heavy duty pumps and complete dredging equipment, has submitted their presentation on High Depth Dredging, exclusively for Dredging Today readers. Growth of global population, tourism, transportation of people and goods together with increased awareness of the need to protect […]







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