VIDEO: Bell Pump Busy in the North Sea

A pump from Bell Dredging Pumps B.V. was used recently in the construction of an offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

The Dutch dredging specialist has just released this beautiful video of a custom Bell 250 dredge pump with double cutter head that is dredging tubular piles at 80 meters deep.

According to Bell, dredging had to be done under some of the most challenging conditions as these piles form the foundation for offshore wind turbines in the North Sea.

Under the project, the Double cutter 250 was used to empty foundation piles up to 80 meters under water, with a diameter of 4 meters. It can remove sand, gravel, stones and clay.

The waterjet ring was also used to clean the inside of the foundation piles.

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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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