An electrically driven EDOP150 is currently at work at the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, Damen informs.
The EDOP has been delivered with gen set and operational container, and will work from an existing work boat.
Now the Port of Esbjerg can keep their harbor basins clean and easily accessible for all port traffic, Damen said.
In various harbor basins and along the quay sides of the Port of Esbjerg, a continuous build-up of sediment occurs.
This sediment can even reach a layer thickness that is hinders port traffic. To tackle this continuous siltation, the DOP dredge pump will be used in future.
“We were seeking the most sustainable method for dredging at the lowest operating expenses and the solution provided by DAMEN gave us exactly this” said Dennis Jul Pedersen, CEO Port Esbjerg.
The dredge package consists of an electrically driven DOP submersible dredge pump, its gen set and its operational container.
All items are placed on the working deck of the “Seal”, which has ample work space and crane capacity to maneuver the DOP pump as well.
The new dredge package will be used continuously, weather permitted. Along quay sides and in the basins the required depth of -10.5 m at low water level is to be maintained.