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Dredge Yard at the 2nd International Forum Of Dredging Companies

2nd International Forum of Dredging Companies

Dredge Yard was sponsor for the second year of The International Forum of Dredging Companies, organized by the Media-Group Port News with the assistance of the Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation.

The forum was held on February 19, 2015 in Moscow, in St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya, distinguished in its rich history and surrounded by historical buildings with a centralized location at the corner of Nikol’skaya Street and Bolshoi Cherkassky Lane.

Specialists

The International Forum of Dredging Companies brought together specialists from around the world to share their expertise in new dredging and land reclamation technologies, state-of-the-art equipment for operations in seaports’ water area and to present the audience with Russian ports’ demand of dredging and land reclamation works.

Dredge Yard, represented in the forum by Iulia Berchiu and Basel Yousef, brought up the topic of the modification and conversion of existing vessels that is the best solution for companies which have limited time and budget to invest in the building of a new dredger.

“All type of dredgers can be subject for modifications that can vary from replacing a single pump with more efficiency to the whole suction/discharge system of the dredger or literally converting existing barges and vessels into dredgers. “ said Basel Yousef, Dredge Yard’s CEO.

Modification

Moreover modifications can be done during the replacement of the old equipment like the pump for example without any additional expenses.

Modifying or converting old vessels will always be considered the most convenient alternative due to the cost cuts, less time involved in the makeover of an old ship than building a new one and the possibility of customizing the vessel according to the customers’ needs.” added Iulia Berchiu, Marketing Manager of Dredge Yard.

Dredge Yard has gained vast expertise in various projects by upgrading or converting existing vessels or dredgers and knows what positive impact are bringing all these modifications.

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Dredge Yard participates in Latin American Congress of Ports

Latin American Congress

For Dredge Yard would be the first time to participate in the Latin American Congress of Ports that will be held in less than a week in Puerto Iguazú in Argentina.

Dredge Yard’s objectives are to showcase its latest innovations in realm of dredging and mining equipment, to exchange the ideas and experiences between the port authorities, dredging companies, operators, service providers and maritime industry leaders.

AAPA Congress

Argentina, Puerto Iguazú is the host city of this summit convened by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) under the motto: “The pivotal role of Latin American Ports in the integration of the hemisphere and regional development”

AAPA Congress is the annual meeting par excellence and it is considered to be one of the most important events of the sector because it gathers leaders and company representatives of the activity in the whole Continent.

Sponsorship

The participation of Dredge Yard will be through a stand (booth number 10) and the sponsorship of the event. Representatives of Dredge Yard will accompany its visitors and provide any information related to the Cutter Suction dredgers, Trailing Suction Hopper dredgers, mining equipment and dredging components needed for the dredgers and dredge pipe lines.

 

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Dredge Yard in Dredging Summit & Expo 2014 of WEDA

Dredge Yard participate at WEDA

Dredge Yard participated in the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) and Texas University’s Dredging Summit and Expo 2014 that took place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

The participants of the event were mostly leading organizations in dredging and port industry, maritime professionals and experts on environmental issues that exchanged the knowledge in fields related to dredging, marine engineering and environment.

Dredge Yard’s representatives were Basel Yousef, the CEO and Iulia Berchiu, the Marketing Manager of the company.

Two solutions

“Expanding the dredging world” was the theme for the event in which Basel Yousef has covered the “Fuel Saving Solutions” topic that is one of the most debated subject among all the industries.

Dredge Yard presented two solutions for solving major problems, one of them being the inflexibility of the dredge ball joint and the other one being the blockage of the flow.

Blockage

To solve the inflexibility of the ball joint that occurs due to the rustweld that follows after rusty surfaces, Dredge Yard presented a new design called bearing ball joint. This dredge component is featured with additional bearing liners allowing the ball joint to move easier and to have less friction against tilting moments.

For the blockage of the flow that is created by the ball joint when it is tilted up to its maximum bend angle, Dredge Yard presented a new design having a concave ball liner that allows the mixture to flow easier and have no blockage.

Blockage of the mixture results in local increase of flow speed that has a positive effect in pressure drop.

This new ball joint is producing less friction than conventional ball joint and is saving fuel for the entire dredge operation as the most power is consumed by discharging mixture over the dredge pipe line.

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Dredge Yard in the PIANC World Congress, San Francisco

Participation in 33rd PIANC World Congress

Dredge Yard has announced their participation at the 33rd PIANC World Congress (2014) to be held in San Francisco, California.

PIANC World Congress, The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure, is the forum that brings together professionals around the world to provide expert advice on cost effective, reliable and sustainable infrastructures to facilitate the growth of waterborne transport.

Sponsoring

The dredging and mining equipment manufacturer Dredge Yard, took a lead role in sponsoring the Congress. For 5 consecutive days they will be part of the experts that will present and discuss the development of shallow and deep-draft navigation issues, dredging and dredged material disposal, navigation and port infrastructure, recreational navigation and related environmental matters.

Congresses are held every 4 years in one of PIANC’S member countries. The U.S. Section of PIANC selected San Francisco as the location for this year’s Congress for many reasons but mainly because there are so many “navigation-related” things to see and explore.

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Dredge Yard will attend Europort exhibition

Dredge Yard will take part in the Europort exhibition, one of the largest maritime exhibitions worldwide. This exhibition will take place in the world port city of Rotterdam from 5th to 8th November. More than 30,000 maritime professionals from all over the world will attend Europort. There they will present, discuss and share information on innovative technology and solutions in the maritime field.

Showcasing at Europort exhibition

You will find Dredge Yard in the dredging sector of Europort, showcasing its reliable, high quality and cost-effective solutions for transport of water, sand and slurry.

Dredge Yard’s support team is present at the exhibition to meet its visitors and present its new technologies. They will also provide information about all available dredge and mining products and equipment.

To expand its profile in the dredge equipment and technology market, Dredge Yard is planning to take part in many other exhibitions related to dredging field.