New Dragflow Dredge for Nigeria (VIDEO)

Dragflow, an Italian manufacturer of heavy duty pumps and complete dredging equipment, has successfully delivered a new cutter suction dredge to a customer in Nigeria.

The DRH400E35DF model dredge was ordered by Matag, a Nigerian dredging company that wanted to increase the scope of their business and to ensure a year-round ability for dredging and reclamation services along the Niger River.

With a previously owned cutter suction dredge that had a digging limit of approximately 10-12m, the company was limited just to the seasonal dredging.

The Niger River is known to rise as much as 8m during the wet season, especially when dams are opened on the Benue River (Garouwa, Cameroon) and the Kainji Dam in Niger State.

Because of this, Matag needed a dredge that could work continuously through the season.

For the purpose, Dragflow supplied Matag with the dredge configured to reach a depth of 35m and equipped with Dragflow HY400 submersible pump.

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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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