Damen Dredging Equipment Working in Papenburg

A long time ago, the City of Papenburg in North Western Germany – located on the River Ems – decided to use Damen Dredging Equipment for maintaining the river’s depth.

The river is the city’s life line as one of the mayor German yards is located there. The yard, which builds a continuous flow of large vessels such as ocean cruise liners, research vessels and gas tankers, needs open and undisturbed access to the sea – some 60 km downstream.

The dredger “Seeteufel” is operated by the city of Papenburg since 2003 in order to maintain depths within the port area. The areas of operation include outer harbor, access to the sealock, lock chamber, inner fairways and berths.

The vessel is a pontoon-based dredger which uses Damen hydraulically operated dredge pump DOP350L fixed to a ladder. The unit is lowered by a winch to the required dredging depth, ranging from -3m to -10m. Two side wire winches are used for positioning of the suction head.

The “Seeteufel” dredges in line with a specific agreement with the water- and shipping board of Emden in a so called “fluid-mud recirculation-system”, which is tide depending and computer monitored.

By this method fluid-mud is sucked up from the 120 x 20m fluid-hole and pumped into the River Ems. When the half-yearly dredging activities of the river reach the maintained depth of 6,00m (at Mean High Water) the fluid-mud recirculation is stopped.

 

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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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