Over the last few years, ECTMarine has delivered several cutter heads to different contractors with different types cutter suction dredgers.
Recently, one of the cutters supplied to a Dutch dredge contractor has been inspected after about 100.000 m3 of dredging sand, silt and clay, to see how it held up.
“We, as well as the client, have been very pleased with the results. The results are: significant wear only on the cutter teeth, minimal wear on cutter arm and adapter, even wear on teeth, no problem area’s, crown and backing ring are in excellent condition,” said the Dutch supplier of dredging components, services and design in its announcement.
ECTMarine cutter heads can be customized to fit any type cutter suction dredger and can be made to fit any application.
Through optimizing the design process and use of various fabrication techniques, the cutter head can be customized and delivered to fit any cutter suction dredger with cutter power within the range of 20 to 250 kW.
The standard application is for use in sand, clay, gravel and soft rock types.