The CSD550 has a auxiliary diesel engine with alternator to drive the hydraulic pumps.

Cutter Suction Dredger 550


  • Three dismountable pontoons
  • Removable spuds
  • Inboard dredge pump
  • Diesel driven dredge pump
  • Gearbox between engine and dredge pump
  • Auxiliary diesel engine with alternator to drive hydraulic pumps
  • Hydraulic driven cutter
  • Cutter head with dismountable teeth
  • Inspection piece in front of dredge pump
  • Hydraulic operated winches
  • Operating cabin is fitted on the main pontoon
  • Air ventilation is provided for the main pontoon
  • Spuds are operated by two hydraulic cylinders


  • Anchor boom installation
  • Spud carriage and/or spud tilting installation
  • Swivel bend
  • Deck crane
  • Other wear resistant materials for dredge pump
  • Wedge piece (for shallow dredging)
  • Density velocity meter
  • Extended dredging depth
  • Non-return valve in discharge pipeline
  • Dilution valve in suction pipeline (bresklep)
  • Harbor GenSet
  • Garbage container
  • Sanitary facilities
  • Central greasing system
  • BV-certification
  • Alternative diesel engine brands
  • Floating discharge pipeline system
    Other options available on request

Benefits of the CSD550


The standard cutter suction dredger 550 is delivered with an auxiliary diesel engine with an alternator to drive the hydraulic pumps.

Highly customizable

Because of its size, there are even more options available for the cutter suction dredger 550 then for the other cutter suction dredgers.


The cutter suction dredger 550 consists of three pontoons that can be easily dismounted. This provides our dredgers with more transportation options.

Specifications of the CSD550


Length overall incl. ladder: 34.6 m
Length over pontoons: 23.5 m
Breadth: 8.3 m
Depth main pontoon: 2.75 m
Depth side pontoons: 2.2 m
Design draught: 1.5 m

Dredging Equipment

Cutter type: Dredge Yard multi-purpose
Power: 180 KW
Speed: 0-30 rpm
Dredge pump: Dredge Yard 550
Wear material: GS32 / high wear resistant
Pump engine: Caterpillar C3512


Swing winches: 2
Wire pull: 110 kN
Hauling speed: 0 -20 m/min
Ladder winch: 1
Wire pull: 110 kN

Dredging Parameters

Dredging depth (50°): 15 m
Suction pipe diameter: 600 mm
Discharge pipe diameter: 550 mm

Spud System

Spud length: 19.95 m
Spud diameter: 559 mm
Spud leg lifting: Cylinders (2.0 m stroke)

Installed Power

Dredge pump diesel engine: 1118 kW
Auxiliary diesel engine: 447 kW
Total installed: 1565 kW

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