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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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Large dredge valves supplied to Van Oord

Dredge Yard successfully handed over several large dredge valves to Van Oord, a leading contractor in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects.

The valves have an inner diameter of 1100 and 1600 mm. They control the flow of water and sand in the suction and discharge pipes from the trailing suction hopper dredgers.

Inspection large dredge valves

The dredge valves are produced in Dredge Yard’s facilities in Turkey by using latest production technologies. Additionally, to ensure high quality, they underwent tests under 12 bars. Van Oord’s representatives also inspected the valves during and after production.

Dredging up the future with Maritime & Ports

General Manager of Dredge Yard, Basel Yousef, shares with Maritime & Ports his perspective on the future of the dredging market.  In addition he explains what led to a growing demand of dredge equipment in the Middle East.

He believes that as a dredging equipment supplier, Dredge Yard has been quick to capitalize on the growing demand in the Middle East and set up its Dubai office a couple of years ago to better serve the region.

Dredging future

New projects have been launched in Middle East recently while other ports have got extensions or modifications. The huge size of those projects requires the biggest size dredgers deployed by local and abroad contractors.

He also adds that in recent future a lot of new systems have been established to prevent pollution. Here is the case of greaseless ball joint, the latest development of Dredge Yard, which connects the long and heavy dredging pipes together without the need of grease that spills out in the water.

 

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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.

 

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Dredge Yard tests & delivers bow coupling system

Dredge Yard bow couplings

Dredge Yard delivered two bow couplings for the size of 600mm for European dredging company. Those bow couplings will be used on two existing dredgers for the quick coupling and dis-coupling.

Dredge Yard Facility Dubai

They were designed, produced and tested for working pressure of 10 bars in Dredge Yard’s facilities in Dubai. These couplings are provided with a hydraulically operated locking system for quick as well as easy locking and releasing of the discharge lines offering the possibility to reduce time between phases of the dredging activity.

The bow couplings are equipped with duplex ball to prevent rust and achieve wear performance. To clamp the ball in the bow coupling casing two half-moon bars are provided around the gland enforced by one hydraulic cylinder. Inside the ball a wear resistant ball liner is provided to increase the life time of the coupling.

Moreover, two hydraulically operated locking pins are provided for securing the locking clamps during high pressure discharging, making them more reliable during operations. In addition, major parts which are affected during operations can be easily repaired or replaced.

With Dredge Yard’s improved locking system design, it’s more reliable, less time consuming and hence, cost effective.

They are available in a wide range of sizes from 400 mm to 1200 mm with working pressure between 10 to 30 bars.

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Dredge Yard develops new design for water ball joint

Water ball joint 700

Dredge Yard has successfully delivered water ball joint 700 to Baku, the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea.

These ball joints have been produced by using new innovative design developed by Dredge Yard’s team of engineers which makes it much more economical and suitable for transporting water.

Water ball joint 700 mm is suitable for 10 bar working pressure and has been tested up to 18 bars. They have a tilting angle 15 degrees to all directions. The grease grooves are provided in the case which makes the lubrication work much easier and effective than before.

Design

A new design of rubber seal is provided in the case to make the water ball joint tight even at higher pressure than working pressure. All the ball joints have been produced in Dredge Yard’s facilities by using latest production technologies and casting expertise.

To assure high quality and hence, better life, all the ball joints underwent through thorough tests and inspections during and after production. They were delivered in 4 batches by trucks directly from Dredge Yard’s facilities to Baku in Azerbaijan, to ensure shortest delivery time.

Dredge Yard is currently producing heavy duty water ball joint for I.D. 1200 mm using the same design principle and new sealing design.

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Customized dredging components delivered to Bahrain

Dredge Yard designed customized dredging components according to the customer’s existing dredger. This way all parts fit on the current dredging pipes and machinery. Our experts worked 24/7 to realize fast delivery. They also provided high quality castings, machining, welding, testing and inspections. Bahrain is located in the heart of Arabian Gulf. And it has become famous for undertaking massive dredging and land reclamation projects.

Manufacturing customized dredging components

Dredge Yards facilities in the United Arab Emirates manufactured all parts. As a result, the delivery time to Bahrain is much shorter. From there the parts are transported by trucks.

Dredge Yard is located across several countries. The company dedicates itself to the engineering, consulting and production of dredgers, dredging components, equipment and technologies.

 

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Dredge Yard delivers heavy duty dredge ball joints to Van Oord

The dredge ball joints for Van Oord are suitable for pipes with an inner diameter of 900mm. They handle a working pressure up to 30 bar. The components are of a heavy-duty design for pumping water and sand for long distances. Dredge Yard tested the dredge ball joints in its special equipped facilities in Turkey, to assure high quality. The ball joints underwent thorough hydrostatic testing. Then they were tilted by hydraulic force to simulate working environments.

Heavy duty testing

Dredge Yard’s team of engineers managed and controlled the entire production and testing. They therefore relied upon their vast experience in casting, machining, assembly, testing and inspections.

All ball joints were delivered by trucks directly from Dredge Yard’s facilities in Turkey to Van Oord in the Netherlands, to ensure shortest delivery time.

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Dredge ball joints deliverd to Saudi Arabia

Dredge Yard designed and manufactured the dredge ball joints delivered to Saudi Arabia.

The ball joints can handle a working pressure of 20 bar. They are also suitable for a discharge pipe diameter of 650mm. Wear resistant liner is assembled in the case to increase the life time of the ball joint. A rubber seal is provided in the case to make the ball joint water tight during pressure. Both of them, the case liner and the rubber seal, are considered wear parts and therefore can be easily renewed.

Range of Ball Joints

These types of ball joints that have been delivered to S.A. have a 15 degrees tilting angle to all directions. The grease grooves are provided in the stiffened gland to reduce corrosion and the friction between the gland and the ball. The ball joint is provided with one locking pin to prevent the gland from any sliding movement during operation.

The ball joint will be used for transport of sand, gravel and stones from the Cutter Suction dredger.

Dredging components production facility opened

Production facility

The new dredging components production facilities are managed by Dredge Yard’s subsidiary Dredge Yard Makina San. Tic. LTD.ŞTI recently registered in The Republic of Turkey.

This is part of the Dredge Yard’s expansion plan for the production and assembly of several dredging components like ball joints, pumps, valves, turning glands, bow couplings and a lot of other dredging equipment needed for the dredgers and dredge pipe lines.

Dredge Yard Makina

Dredge Yard Makina San. Tic. LTD.ŞTI is located in the city Izmit of Kocaeli, surrounded by an industrial area including for heavy steel industry.

Dredge Yard Makina in collaboration with its partners in Turkey will be utilized for the production, assembly and quality control of all dredge components, using latest casting and machining technologies.

As part of the development of the new production facilities, Dredge Yard Makina has acquired special equipment to enhance its capability for higher production rate.

These new facilities will allow Dredge Yard to accommodate the rapidly growing demand of dredge related products with a high ratio of reliability and value for money.