Italdraghe Dredging Equipment Package on Its Way to Guyana

This week Italdraghe will deliver a newly-built cutter suction dredger and booster station to Guyana, South America, as part of a complete dredging equipment package.

The SGT 180 B cutter suction dredger and SGT 180 booster have been custom-designed and built by Italdraghe in its main shipyard to specific client requirements for the purpose of extracting riverbed gold.


The 28 metre-long dismountable dredger, constructed in accordance with Italian Naval Registry (RINA) regulations, has a suction diameter of 200 mm and a discharge diameter of 180 mm. With total installed power of 380 HP, provided by an Iveco C90 engine, the dredger can work at a maximum depth of 15 metres, which is considerable for a dredger of this size.


The RPV200 Italdraghe on board dredging pump unit is extremely resistant to wear being manufactured from Cr-hard cast iron with a hardness of 600 Brinell and with a special wear-resistant manganese four-blade steel impeller measuring 565 mm in diameter.

The dredger, which will work continuously in conjunction with an on land selection plant, is being shipped together with a comprehensive dredger/booster spare parts package.


Both the dredger and booster station have been designed to fit into containers for ease of sea and overland transport.

This latest set of equipment is supplied to complement a range of other Italdraghe gold dredging and mining equipment already working onsite in Guyana.

Press Release, March 18, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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.

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