Video Showing Capabilities of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. recently released a video showing the capabilities of trailing suction hopper dredgers.

Trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) can fill their own holds (hoppers) by sucking material from the seabed using a trailing suction head fitted to pipes that trail over the bed as the ship sails.

TSHDs are meant to operate independently of other equipment and are able to transport the dredged material over long distances.

The material can then be deposited through hatches in the bottom of the ship or by rainbowing. It can also be pumped ashore through a pipeline for land reclamation.

Boskalis has around 30 trailing suction hopper dredgers in its fleet, including two of the world’s largest, the Queen of the Netherlands and the Fairway.

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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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