Netherlands based Damen Dredging Equipment has launched a new DOP Dredging Series following the success of the versatile DOP submersible dredge pump.
Damen Shipyards Group has announced a new line of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers.
Damen Dredging Equipment in the Netherlands made an impressive newbuild delivery in September, providing a client with a cutter suction dredger only three days after the sales contract was signed.
Hamburg Port Authority HPA has taken delivery of a new €7.5 million floating dredger in a bid to keep abreast of dredging needs and silt build-up in Germany’s biggest universal seaport.
The 3,200m3 capacity trailing suction hopper dredger 'Charlock' has been equipped with two dredge pumps manufactured by Damen Dredging Equipment.
Damen Dredging Equipment has delivered DOP submersible dredge pumps to many dredging contractors around the world. An interesting project is currently being undertaken by the Dutch contractor Martens & Van Oord in Cadzand, the Netherlands. The project has quite a challenge in store – unexploded ordnance (UXO).
Damen Dredging Equipment of Nijkerk in the Netherlands has replaced the submersed dredge pump drive of the sand mining dredger Maas.
At the end of last month a Damen cutter suction dredger of type CSD450 was prepared for transport to Nigeria for Fiddil Nigeria Ltd.
A Damen field service engineer has recently returned from his site visit to Kigoma, Tanzania where he presided over the assembly of a dredger of type DOP CSD350 and put it into operation. The dredger was able to start its job in the heart of Africa immediately, as it had been delivered as a complete package.
Damen Dredging Equipment of Nijkerk in the Netherlands and Trimble Europe have signed an OEM agreement under which the Dutch company will fit Trimble positioning systems to its standard range of cutter suction dredgers and associated instrumentation and automation products.
Damen Dredging Equipment and Trimble Europe have sealed their cooperation by signing an OEM agreement.
Dragages Ports. The new 700 m3 grab hopper dredger, built by Damen
Shipyards' Galati yard in Romania, will undertake maintenance duties using
either its grab crane or its trailing suction pipe at the port of Le Havre in
Works have been ongoing to enlarge the Twentekanaal, an important shipping channel in the east of Holland. Enlargement will allow the canal to accommodate larger ships and will also provide additional capacity for water drainage. The project was proceeding in a normal fashion until explosive devices were found in the dredged mixture, halting all works with immediate effect.
The dredging process is often noted for the instability of equipment on board brought about by high levels of vibration. The condition can apply to electronics such as dredged material density detectors mounted directly on the dredge pipe. Damen Dredging Equipment and Thermo Electron have recently collaborated to produce a completely revised density detector with improved tolerance to vibration.
Damen Dredging Equipment (DDE) has delivered a specially designed DOP plain suction dredger to Dragon Oil inTurkmenistan, where it will work in heavy swell of up to 2m in the Caspian Sea keeping the access channel to the Port of Hazar clear. The custom built dredger was designed, built and delivered in only 10 weeks.
Damen Dredging Equipment (formerly De Groot Nijkerk ) has carried out a major renovation of the dredging instrumentation on board two of UMA 's trailing suction hopper aggregates dredgers, City of Cardiff and City of Chichester .
Until it recently became Damen Dredging Equipment , the operation formerly known as De Groot Nijkerk had built well over 100 'one-off' stationary cutter suction dredgers over a period of 60 years. Now within the Damen Group , the company has launched a series of standard cutter suction dredgers which will shorten delivery times and facilitate build package deliveries to shipyards worldwide.
Damen Dredging Equipment (formerly De Groot Nijkerk ) has delivered a knock-down package for a Type CZ600 monohull cutter suction dredger to Middle East dredging and reclamation contractor Gulf Cobla LLC . The Khaleej Bay was designed in close cooperation with the owners, who also supervised the building at the Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding Co .
Dutch dredger builder and dredging equipment supplier De Groot Nijkerk , which has been a member of the Damen Shipyards Group for some 13 years, has received a name change to Damen Dredging Equipment , effective from the first of last month. The company's staff and products remain the same but the website has changed to www. damendredging. com and contact Saskia den Herder's new email address is sdh@damendredging. com Hamburg's 100 Million Tonnes Germany's Port of Hamburg achieved historical results for the year 2003, handling approximately 105 million tonnes of sea-born cargo. The result was up some 8% over 2002. Since the last change to the Elbe waterways was completed in 1999, container handling at the port has grown by more than 10% every year. The key 100 millionth tonne was in fact a 20-foot container exported to Japan containing machinery and components for a wind power plant.
De Groot Nijkerk Dredging equipment and Damen Shipyards have sold a North African customer a complete dredging package which includes a type CZ550 cutter suction dredger, a booster station, a floating pipeline and a Damen Multicat. The second complete package sold to the same customer, it will be used for cleaning and deepening artificial lakes used for drinking water storage as well as sand winning.
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