Damen DOP250 Busy in Westport

Image source: Damen

The Westport Marina dredging program in Washington, undertaken by a Damen DOP250 with cutter unit, is currently underway.

The DOP250 and its cutter unit are powered by the hydraulic power pack. The DOP250 works at a dredging depth of -8m. It pumps the harbor sludge through a 250 mm floating pipe line over some 1100 m to a settling field.

Image source: Damen

The job, which started in September, is carried out using a large excavator John Deere 470 equipped with a long-reach boom and stick, based on a pontoon.

This pontoon can be repositioned in the marina easily as per the progress of the dredging job.

At the back of the excavator, a Power Pack is mounted.

Westport Marina is the home of Washington State’s largest charter fishing fleet. The harbor badly needed maintenance dredging as the last dredging work was undertaken some 39 years ago.

As the marina is packed with jetties, the job has to be carried out in a controlled manner. The DOP250 is positioned between 2 berths maneuvering the excavator’s boom.

This way the sediment built up over the last decades can be removed entirely.

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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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