PHOTO: Bell 200 Dredging Pump Working in Belgium

Image source: Bell

Bell Dredging Pumps BV has just released a photo of their Bell 200 dredging pump with double cutter head working in Sint-Baafs-Vijve in Belgium.

A new canal lock is being built in which ships of 4500 ton and up to 190 meters long can pass.

The canal lock will be 16 meters wide, which is wider than normal canal locks.

The lock walls and floors were first applied, after which they were propped up with clay and sand.

Now that the canal lock is approaching completion, all surplus sand and clay must be removed from the lock.

By using the Bell 200 double cutter head in combination with an excavator & water jet pump hard clay can be removed.

 

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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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