Damen DOP200 Busy in Wielsbeke, Belgium

Image source: Damen

The Damen’s DOP200 submersible dredge pump was recently used at a sluice cleanup project in Wielsbeke, Belgium.

“The new sluice consisted of a narrow building pit, which had been divided into 9 separate sections. This compartmentation greatly reduces the size of construction material which can be used,” said Damen in its announcement.

The DOP200 was connected by a chain spread to a tele-crane already available on location. A separate diesel-hydraulic power pack was brought in to power the pump.

According to Damen, the pump was fitted out with a jet water assisted sand mining head first; with this mining head the bulk of the bottom material has been pumped out.

The bottom of the pit was to be finished well leveled at -9m.

As a result, after bulk mining, the suction head has been exchanged into a bed leveler for fully cleaning the bottom of the pit. This jet water assisted head ensures that the bottom of the pit is well equalized.

In total, some 5.000m³ of soil has been removed in 3 weeks’ time.

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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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