The Dutch contractor Van der Lee is currently working on the motorway fly-over project near Joure, in the north of the Netherlands, using Damen’s cutter suction dredger 450.
The stock dredger was prepared for transport on Friday (September 16) and towed to the north of the Netherlands over the weekend, so that it could make a flying start on Monday (September 19).
“Various types of these standard dredgers are readily available from stock. They are prepared for customization through standard options, and can leave Damen’s Nijkerk yard in a very short time span,” Damen said in its announcement.
This Damen CSD450 is Van der Lee’s first stationary dredger.
The dredger mines sand at a dredging depth between -2m and -6m, pumping it over a max distance of 6.5 km using 3 booster stations – all equipped with Damen dredge pumps.