BREAKING NEWS: Neptune Marine lays keel for new swing arm CSD

Neptune Marine hosted a keel laying ceremony today for the new cutter suction swing arm dredger 500 NP645 for their client The Bristol Port Company.

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The dredger will be operating in the harbour of Bristol, UK, by November 2024.

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According to Neptune, this type of cutter suction dredger – the Gator – is available in a standard design, which can be modified to the demands of the dredging projects.

The Gator can also be optionally outfitted with spud carriers or anchor booms.

Cutter dredgers are used to dredge materials from a seabed or lakebed by cutting hard soils into small fragments with a rotating cutter head.

Through powerful dredge pumps, the mixture of materials and water is sucked up, transported to and discharges at the indicated (onshore) deposit area via a floating pipeline.