China: ZPMC Delivers TSHD “New Sea Tiger 8”
On December 26th, the delivery ceremony of 10000m³ self-propulsion trailing suction hopper dredger “New Sea Tiger 8” was held in Changxing branch.
On the basis of accomplishing grab bucket and cutter suction dredger, this was the first time for ZPMC to undertake large-scale trailing suction hopper dredger, which made ZPMC the first Chinese enterprise that can construct three kinds of mainstream dredgers.
Compared with sand dredger of the same kind, all key dredging equipments of “New Sea Tiger 8” are domestic corollary parts, which mean higher domestication degree, more intelligence and higher efficiency. Its integrated monitoring system adopts programmable controller, field bus, industrial Ethernet, which realizes automatic precise control of dredging process, obviously enhances dredging efficiency, greatly reduces labor intensity, and ensures the internationally advanced level of dredging function and reliability. In the operation room, users only need to choose one kind of operation mode, gently press down the button, then the dredger can undertake over 50 kinds of operation, three kinds of mud-discarding and dredging work in a flexible and convenient manner.
Meanwhile, “New Sea Tiger 8” boasts energy-conservation and environmental-friendly features. It adopts compound driving of double machines with small installed capacity while large effective loading, which can save energy consumption, reduce exhaust emission, and be of economical importance. It is also equipped with sewage disposal system to discharge life and working sewage into the sea after disposal, which truly embodies the operation mentality of green and environmental protection.
CCCC Assistant to President, ZPMC President and Secretary of the Party Committee Song Hailiang hoped in his speech that the dredging project team can continue to carry forward the spirit of solidarity and cooperation, spare no efforts to assist CCCC in creating whole industry chain of dredging equipment design, manufacturing and usage by depending on the national-level engineering research center on dredging technology and equipment organized by SDC Waterway Construction Co.ltd, ZPMC, CCC Tianjin Dredging Co,ltd, and CCCC Guangzhou Dredging Co,ltd, so as to enhance China’s independent developing ability of major dredging equipment.
Press Release, February 21, 2013