VIDEO: Damen DOP Dredger Working in Peru

Reservoirs are notoriously tricky to maintain: from the surrounding area plenty of sand and silt is brought in by the river and the material deposits at the dam. As reservoirs are usually rather deep, dredging can be quite a challenge.

For the Tablachaca dam in Peru another challenge was added; the location high up in the Andes required a modular dredger due to transport restrictions.

For this challenging task, Damen recently delivered its DOP dredging package to the area.

The set included a DOP350L dredge pump which has a mixture pumping capacity of 2.400 m3/h as well as the diesel hydraulic power pack which drives the DOP submersible dredge pump, plus the hoisting winch.

This winch enables the DOP submersible dredge pump to be lowered on a cable to a dredging depth of -35 m. Moreover, a jetwater pump unit was delivered for supplying the DOP’s suction head with pressurized water.

The modularly constructed DOP dredger furthermore included a standard Damen operator cabin, an A-frame for lowering the DOP pump plus the wires and sheaves to do so, as well as dredging instrumentation.

On deck, a separate unit is located housing flow and density meter, which gives the operator a clear view of the dredging process.

The DOP dredger 350L was commissioned in February by Damen Field Service Engineers.

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Posted on April 12, 2016 with tags , .

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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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