VIDEO: ‘Alexander von Humboldt’ in Action

The Hamburg Port Authority has released a video of the Alexander von Humboldt, a huge trailing suction hopper dredger owned by the Jan De Nul Group, in action at the port.

The daily work of the hopper dredgers is very important. Without them, the port of Hamburg would simply silt up,” the Authority stated.

 

The following video profiles her day-to-day job while operating in the Elbe River:

The vessel’s technical leaflet:

– Hopper capacity: 9,000 m³

– Deadweight: 14,060 ton

– Length o.a.: 120.5 m

– Beam: 24.4 m

– Draft: loaded 8.95 m

– Maximum dredging depth: 36.5 / 43 m

– Suction pipe diameter: 1,300 mm

– Pump power (trailing): 3,100 kW

– Pump power (discharging): 7,500 kW

– Propulsion power: 2 x 5,280 kW

– Total installed diesel power: 13,980 kW

– Speed:14.0 kn

– Accommodation: 31

– Built: 1998.

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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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