VIDEO: IADC Award for Van Oord’s Debris Removal Platform

Van Oord’s Debris Removal Platform, developed in-house, has won the 2018 IADC Safety Award.

By changing the existing technique of manually removing debris to an automated system, the risk of personal injury is reduced.

During dredging, debris can fill the trailing draghead of a trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD).

When the suction pipe is brought back on board, debris that was trapped in the draghead will then fall onto the deck.

To safely remove the debris, Van Oord has developed an automated debris removal system.

After taking out the non-recyclables, the Debris Removal Platform – powered by a hydraulically driven bulldozer blade – pushes the debris over the side of a vessel.

 

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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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