Upgrading Motor Control Center Aboard Rohr-Idreco Dredger

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Rohr-Idreco Dredge Systems completed a job recently that involved an electrical upgrade for a customer from Ohio who currently owns a Rohr-Idreco Overhead Gantry Clamshell Dredge, originally built in 1993.

“They reached out to us and asked for our help upgrading the Motor Control Center (MCC) aboard their floating clamshell dredge,” Rohr-Idreco said in its announcement.

“Our team of engineers were tasked with the challenge of redesigning a layout for the new MCC, and all while at the same time making sure that the Clamshell Dredge would also keep operating at maximum capacity.”

Once the planning and design phase of the project was completed, Rohr-Idreco team of Field Service Technicians began by removing the dredge’s older equipment from the electrical container and replacing it with newly upgraded equipment.

This new equipment included the motor control center, a new 480-volt, 2000-amp switchboard and 480-volt 400-amp panel board, new wiring from the existing PLC to the new MCC equipment, and additional programming where required.

Also per the customer’s request, the Rohr-Idreco crew installed new combination starters for each of the floating conveyors which would allow the capability of local control and disconnects on each conveyor.

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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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