Damen’s Plough Proves Success in the Caspian Sea

Image source: Damen

For maintenance of a port access channel in the Caspian Sea, Damen recently delivered a plough to a local work boat.

The maintenance works for the port facility are carried out by a TSHD. In the dredge runs, the TSHD’s drag head is lowered into the sediments on the channel bed, inherently forming a ridge.

“Dredge ploughs – or bed levelers – are used as a low cost tool to remove these ridges; the TSHDs can continue to do their main job, increasing their productivity and efficiency,” said Damen in its announcement.

For the vessel Arlan, Damen delivered an 8-meter wide plough, weighing some 5 tonnes. The plough has been fitted out with exchangeable teeth and is optimized in its flow profile, said Damen.

The vessel is further equipped with an A-frame and dedicated winch for manoeuvring the plough as well as positioning instrumentation.

On site, the plough encounters mainly silt and soft to firm clay.

According to Damen, the project is a good example of the advantage of the many different professionals within the Damen Shipyards Group: the plough was designed at Damen Dredging Equipment and made at Albwardy Damen.

The dredge plough was introduced to the vessel’s crew by a trainer from the Damen Field Service team.

Image source: Damen

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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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