Damen: Mining Sand at Huge Dredging Depths

The building industry needs a continuous supply of sand, and as the near shore supplies are drying out, dredging is done at deeper concessions.

One of the best tools for the job under these circumstances is Damen DOP submersible dredge pump.

Damen Dredging Equipment recently delivered its DOP Submersible Dredge Pump 450L to a client in Asia for a similar project, the mining of sand at huge dredging depths.

As sand is mined at -70 m, the dredging system has been well considered. The DOP450L, its hydraulic drive hoses as well as the jet water and mixture hoses are guided and hoisted by 2 dedicated gantries, both based next to each other.

On deck, a diesel hydraulic power pack is located to drive the DOP450L, and a separate diesel driven jet water pack supplies pressurized water to the sand mining head.

To keep an eye on the production process, the DOP was fitted out with a pressure indicator, speed indicator and dredging depth measurement. Damen delivered the dredging system as one dredge package including start up assistance by a field service engineer.

 

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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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