PHOTO: Damen DOP Dredge Pump Busy in Florida

American contractor Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting in September 2014 took delivery of the Damen DOP submersible dredge pump.

Since then, the DOP450L high efficiency pump has completed many jobs throughout the USA, recently completing one in Puerto Rico.

On its current job in Tampa, Florida, the DOP450L was integrated in a recently built hydraulic unloader, called “Kraken”.

Here, the submersed dredge pump is attached to a Komatsu hydraulic excavator, type PC1250, which has been customized specifically for the pumping operation.

The DOP pump has been fitted out with a reinforced casing and heavy duty suction head making it the perfect tool for unloading barges, or hopper scows as they are also called.

The hopper scows are 5.000 CY (being some 3.800m³). They are pushed alongside the hydraulic offloader pontoon, where plenty of transport water is added to the cargo. Generally, the material to be pumped is mud and clay from a maintenance dredging project. Some 4.000m³/h of mixture is pumped 1.100m to a disposal area using a booster pump and sinker pipe line.

Once this job is completed, the DOP barge unloader “Kraken” has plenty of new jobs lined up throughout the winter ‘17/’18.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Jun 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is Europe’s leading offshore energy event. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas…

read more >

SEMINAR ON DREDGING AND RECLAMATION (THE NETHERLANDS)

This five-day course strives to provide an understanding through lectures by experts in the field and workshops, partly conducted on-site…

read more >

WEDA’s Dredging Summit & Expo ’18

The Dredging Summit & Expo ’18 is a technical conference organized by the Western Dredging Association (WEDA)…

read more >

34th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy

The conference promises to be an exciting opportunity for all those concerned with the challenge of developing creative, cost-effective…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply