Video Showing Capabilities of Cutter Suction Dredgers

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has released an interesting video showing capabilities of cutter suction dredgers.

Dredging with a cutter suction dredger takes place while the vessel is moored with spuds or anchors and consists of powerful cutting action combined with suction.

Cutter suction dredgers are used where the ground is too hard for trailing suction hopper dredgers. CSDs are mainly used for constructing and expanding ports and navigational channels and for pipeline trenching in the seabed.

Dredged material is either used for land reclamation or disposed of by barge or by pumping it ashore through a pipeline.

Boskalis has around 20 cutter suction dredgers.

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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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