Kooiman Signs Dredger Conversion Contract

Scheepswerf Gebr. Kooiman BV, a subsidiary of The Kooiman Group, has inked a contract to complete a conversion project for the trailing suction hopper dredger Ostsee.

The conversion involves the replacement of dredging installation’s electrical drives with the direct diesel drives.

Two jet water pumps with electric motors will be replaced by two new Nijhuis pumps with a higher working pressure.

The electric motor of one dredge pump will be replaced by a 1,600kW Mitsubishi S16R2-T2MPTAW diesel engine. The diesel engines will be supplied by Koedood Diesel Service.

The engineering is carried out by Scheepsbouwkundig Ontwerpbureau Kooiman BV in Zwijndrecht and the electrical installation will be undertaken by Technisch Buro Mous BV, also from Zwijndrecht.

The actual works will be carried out at the sister company Scheepswerf Hoebee BV.

This dredging vessel was built by the Peene-Werft in 1995.

 

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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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