The Netherlands: First IHC Beaver 65 DDSP Launched

IHC Merwede has successfully launched the first IHC Beaver® 65 DDSP at the company’s Sliedrecht shipyard in The Netherlands.

The successor to the highly successful IHC Beaver® 6518 is part of the renowned IHC Beaver® series of standard cutter suction dredgers.

The new vessel has been designed with a Directly Driven Submerged Pump (DDSP) mounted on the cutter ladder. This feature means that it is possible to dredge at high-mixture densities, as there will be no limitation on the vacuum – even at larger dredging depths.

By driving the DDSP directly with the prime mover – a diesel engine – energy losses are kept at a minimum, as the conversion to electric or hydraulic energy is not required. The patented pivoting gearbox is reliable, safe and free of maintenance.

The IHC Beaver® 65 DDSP can be set to work on inland waters and the sea. The latest innovations and technologies have been incorporated into the vessel, making it more reliable, efficient, easy to maintain and productive. After the launch event, the new dredger was towed into IHC Merwede’s harbour in Sliedrecht, where it will be tested and prepared for shipment.

Press Release, February 13, 2013

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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