Damen Delivers Cutter Suction Dredger to Kazachstan
Damen Dredging Equipment has delivered from stock a CSD500 to Kazachstan. The cutter suction dredger has started on its first job, the creation of a new irrigation channel. The standard dredger has been fitted out with several options before leaving the Nijkerk yard.
The CSD500 is a modularly built dredger which consists of a main pontoon housing the diesel engine and the dredge pump, 2 side pontoons at both port side and starboard side, an ergonomically designed operating cabin, 2 spud poles and the cutter ladder. The pontoons are fitted out with a simple yet heavy duty coupling system enabling rapid and straightforward dismantling and reassembly on land and afloat. All elements have been designed for road, sea and rail transport – very apt as it has been delivered by rail from the Netherlands to its current remote site.
The job the CSD500 currently is working on, is a 14 km long irrigation channel. This channel links an artificial lake to the surrounding farmland. The channel is to be created from scratch; the total job will comprise dredging some 2 million cubic meters of soil. The CSD500 will work at its maximum dredging depth of -14m.
Before leaving the yard, various options were added to that standard dredger. These are for instance as a jib crane for safe handling of the dredge pump and engine room parts, a swivel hose which simplified the dredgers swing movement versus its rigid discharge piping and a rubber ring gate valve in its discharge pipe line.
Once the dredger arrived at is remote job site, Damen service engineers flew in to assist the crew in the assembly of the dredger on land. Once afloat, the crew was trained in the efficient use of the dredger. Since then the dredger has started its lengthy job.
About Damen Dredging Equipment :
Damen Dredging Equipment is a specialised supplier of dredging equipment and dredging instrumentation & automation. The company, based in Nijkerk, the Netherlands, has over 60 years of experience in the construction of dredging equipment serving the worldwide dredging industry. The dredging tools made are all built to specific customer requirements, making use of a wide range of standard equipment. The company is fully owned by the Damen Shipyards Group. More information can be found on www.damendredging.com.
Source: Damen Dredging