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Dredge Yard builds ECO200 dredger in stock

Dredge Yard built the ECO200 dredger in stock as part of a program for building several medium size and small dredgers in stock. We can equip the dredger with a cutter head, plain suction dredge or an auger head. These various options make the ECO200 a very versatile dredger. Using an underwater heavy-duty dredge pump can extend the dredging depth. A hydraulic drive controls and drives the heavy-duty dredge pump.

Easily transportable

The entire dredger fits inside standard containers for safe and cost-effective transport to any port in the world. Dredge Yard experts or the clients technical staff can assemble the dredge on site. The ECO200 is designed for one operation and can be easy controlled from the air-conditioned cabin. The underwater dredge pump provides a high ratio of mixture and increased slurry flow that optimizes the production output. The dredger is available for use in May 2017. Contact us for more information

Dimensions of the ECO200 dredger in stock

Length overall 16.2   m
Length of pontoon 11.5   m
Breadth overall 3.0    m
Depth of pontoon 1.2    m
Dredging depth 6.0    m
Design draught 0.8    m
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Dredge Yard sponsors IV International Forum of Dredging Companies

Dredge Yard sponsors the IV International Forum of Dredging Companies in Moscow, Russia. The Forum is held on the 15th of February 2017. Media group PortNews organized it in association with FSUE Rosmorport and the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC).

Latest technologies

The Forum program is dedicated most of all to the latest technologies in dredging and marine engineering. The speakers and delegates will first of all discuss underwater operations. Other subjects are fleet and equipment involved. Especially relevant are their examples of real projects.

Dredge Yard’s representatives

Basel Yousef, Alexey Shifman and Judith de Rooij represent Dredge Yard at the Forum. There they will give a presentation about Dredge Yards new growth model. They developed this model especially for their clients based on their experience and knowledge. During the forum, Dredge Yard provides information about their products and the possibilities of working together. In conclusion: Dredge Yard looks to the future and develops a new way of cooperation.

 

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Dredge Yard in Europort Exhibition 2015

Dredge Yard attended the Europort Exhibition 2015 in Rotterdam to present its range of dredging and mining equipment and components. Our team took part in discussions about developments of the dredge and mining products. We showcased scaled models of our cutter suction dredgers. Visitors of our exhibition booth could also look at product samples of our dredge cutter head and dredge ball joint.

Our showcase at the Europort Exhibition 2015

This year in Europort exhibition 2015, Dredge Yard introduced two new models of dredgers. The first one is the Sediment Dredger, also known as an Auger Dredger. Dredge Yard engineered and manufactured this dredger for a desalination plan from the Gulf region.

The second one is the CSD450, a versatile cutter dredger with a discharge pipe diameter of 450 mm. The CSD450 is very easy to maintain and on top of that it is affordable and reliable. Dredge Yard plans on building the CSD450 in stock in The Netherlands to reduce delivery times to a minimum.

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Dredge Yard presents latest developments at WEDA Mexico 2015

Dredge Yard was the Gold sponsor of the WEDA Mexico 2015 Annual Meeting. That meeting took place in the Centro Asturiano de Polanco located in the heart of Mexico City’s bustling Polanco neighborhood. There Dredge Yard presented their latest developments at the WEDA in Mexico.

At the event, our Marketing Manager, Iulia Berchiu and the CEO, Basel Yousef presented our dredging equipment and dredging solutions. In addition, they provided information about Dredge Yards latest projects that are dedicated to achieving the highest performance while protecting the environment and cutting the costs. Some of these projects are:

  • Dis-mountable cutter suction dredger 450 that is under construction in the Netherlands;
  • The ECO200 dredger is designed to be compact, economic and therefore easy to transport;
  • The auger dredger is similar to ECO200 dredger but equipped with an auger head for sediment and sludge dredging. Presumably the auger dredger will be delivered at end of this year.

Dredging opportunities at WEDA Mexico

The WEDA Mexico Annual Meeting 2015 focused on the many dredging opportunities available in Mexico. These opportunities are a result of Mexico’s robust port infrastructure development and investment program. The meeting 2015 brought together professionals around the world to provide expert advice and share ideas. These professionals included Mexico’s Ministry of Transportation, Mexican port authority officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Panama Canal Authority.

According to Frederick Paup, Chairman of the Board Manson Construction Co., the event was informative. The company also appreciates the excellent turnout by the Mexican port authorities’ representatives.

Panama topic was brought up by the International Trade Specialist of the Panama Canal Authority, Javier Gilberto Carrillo Koo. He explained the impact and opportunities involved in the Panama Canal expansion.

Arturo Cors de la Fuente, Business & Institutional Relations Director of the CICE Group (Integral Foreign Trade Corporation) discussed the evolution of Mexican Ports. That evolution is considered a growth approach.

Open to private companies

Arturo Cors de la Fuente states: “Dredging in Mexico has changed during the last years. Before it was a Government activity and only large projects were subject of hiring private companies. Nowadays, the market has opened up to private companies and there are few exceptions. Only the Mexican Navy that holds the dredgers for their own purpose. In the last decade Mexican market has contracted an average of $90 million/year reaching a peak of about $260 million in 7 years. ”

Both foreign and local companies are getting many opportunities at the Mexican dredging market. Juan Ignacio Cruz Lomeli, the GM of Desazolves y Dragados, related that the dredging industry is an activity that demands specialization and therefore can’t be handled by companies without experience.
“The conference filled my expectations in terms of exchanging ideas and networking. And as Ricardo Hernandez, the President WEDA Mexico Chapter, said: I hope this is the first congress of many more because we need to establish a close group of dredging experience here at the WEDA in Mexico.”

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Dredge Yard at Dredging in India Conference 2015

For the second year Dredge Yard was the key sponsor in India’s biggest Dredging Conference that was hold in Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.

The annual event focused on analyzing the key trends and developments, highlight recent government initiatives and discuss the best practices and the most promising technologies related to the dredging industry.

Innovative design

Dredge Yard’s representatives, Teun Boerma (the company’s Sales Manager) and Michel Debo (Operations Manager) explained the high importance in innovative designing and building up efficient and cost effective dredger and dredge equipment.

Michel Debo has also stated that due to the growth demand of dredgers in the Indian region, Dredge Yard considers to start building up in India different ranges of cutter suction dredgers and trailing suction hopper dredgers that will contribute to cutting the costs and ensure time delivery.

“There are numerous dredging projects going on at the moment in India and many others in the upcoming future. The construction of new major ports at Sagar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh or Dugarajapatnam will only increase the demand for dredging operations and we are ready and have the expertise to offer our support by starting building up all type of dredgers needed for the Indian demands.” – Michel Debo

Teun Boerma, Dredge Yard’s Sales Manager, shared with the audience all the information about the dismountable cutter suction dredger that is the first of a complete series of versatile cutter suction dredgers with a discharge pipe diameter of 450 mm and that will be complemented with the 350, 500 and 650 versions in the near future.

“Dredging in national waterways is another area of opportunity and the union government has announced plans to convert 101 plus rivers across the country into national waterways which expects an increase in demand for high efficiency dredgers. Dredge Yard range of CSD’s are easy to maintain, affordable and foremost dredgers with high productivity that can be the best option for dredging in India.” – Teun Boerma

 

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Dredge Yard is showcasing at WEDA Mexico Chapter

The WEDA Mexico Chapter, representing all regions in Mexico, will at its 2015 Annual Meeting bring together dredging contractors and manufacturers from across the globe, senior U.S. and Mexican government and port officials, experts in the infrastructure, energy and dredging sector.

Dredge Yard, the dredging and mining manufacturer, is participating in the Mexican Chapter held in Mexico City, as a Gold Sponsor of the event.

The event will be a great opportunity for Dredge Yard to exchange ideas and experiences, share projects related information and find solutions for the Mexican dredging and port infrastructure development programs.

Meet our support team at WEDA Mexico Chapter

Dredge Yard’s support team will be present at the event to give all the information needed about the latest dis-mountable EURO DREDGER 450 that is under construction.

The company will also present the ECO200 dredger that has been designed after the advice of several dredging companies that have a need for a compact, economic and easy to transport dredger; as well as the auger dredger which is similar to Eco200 dredger but equipped with an auger head for sediment and sludge dredging.

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Dredge Yard will attend WEDA 2015 Dredging Summit in Houston

Dredge Yard will participate in the Dredging Summit and Expo during June 22-25 2015. The expo is held in the Westin Galleria Houston, United States.

Visit us at the Dredging Summit in Houston

You can find Dredge Yard at the dredging summit in booths number 52 & 53. Dredge Yard is showcasing their innovative solutions for the dredging and mining industry. These innovations include the latest complete series of versatile Cutter Suction Dredgers such as the EURO-Dredger. It also features smaller the economical, compact and low cost ECO Dredger.

 

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Dredge Yard & Neptune Shipyards introduce EURO DREDGER 450

Euro dredger 450

Dredge Yard is furthering their steps to enter into the dredging market for modular dredging equipment with the Euro Dredger 450.

Co-operation

Dredge Yard and Neptune Shipyards based in The Netherlands have found exciting opportunities to partner in order to develop innovative products and exploit operational synergies.

Iulia Berchiu, Dredge Yard’s Marketing Manager, said: “The dismountable EURO DREDGER 450 is one of their first projects that started in March 2015 with detailed engineering and is planned to be ready for delivery in the 4th quarter of 2015.”

Dredge Yard’s Sales Manager, Teun Boerma, added: ”It is our focus to create a first class dredger, which will meet the requirements of our customers, which is reliable and easy to maintain, affordable and foremost a dredger with high productivity. In addition, we want to meet the highest safety standards for our customers and best work environment for the operators.”

Cutter suction dredger

The EURO DREDGER 450 is the first of a complete series of versatile Cutter Suction Dredgers with a discharge pipe diameter of 450 mm.

The EURO DREDGER 450 will be complemented with the 350, 500 and 650 versions in the nearest future.

All dredgers will have an inboard dredge pump and a hydraulic driven cutter head and a wide range of options will be made available such as a spud carrier system, anchor booms, submerged dredge pump and dredge automation & control.

Here are some of the main Features of the EURO DREDGER 450:
Length overall : 25.1 [m]
Dredging depth : 10 [m]
Suction pipe diameter : 500 [mm]
Discharge pipe diameter : 450 [mm]
Dredge pump diesel engine : 634 [kW]
Cutter power : 112 [kW]
Total installed power : 866 [kW]

Dredge Yard gave an interview in Dockyard Magazine

Dredge Yard interview in Dockyard Magazine

Dockyard magazine is a monthly publication with regular up to date news feeds and technological developments from maritime industry.

It has always been a demand for state-of-the-art dredging equipment to meet the requirements in the market. Dredging equipment are influenced by a variety of factors such as the location of the area that needs to be dredged, the placement side of the sediment, type of soil, environmental conditions, safety hazards, lead time, leakage proof systems, etc. The discharge line in dredging has become the prime focus for engineers to optimize the quality of dredging and reduce overall cost. Improved efficiency of the components used in the discharge line has significantly affected in lowering the cost of a project. The discharge line depends on the project size and requirements. A survey conducted on the power consumption areas of the dredger shows that the discharge line is taking the biggest part of the used power generated on board.

Factors upon which Power Consumption of the dredgers depends

• Discharge length
• Bends and height of discharge area
• Type of pipe joints

Power consumption in percentage

• For Cutter Suction Dredger(CSD) 40% – 70%
• For Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger(TSHD) 30% – 60%

What’s trending in dredging?

The components involved in discharge line are mainly pipe spools and coupling systems.

Dredge Yard is giving an insight into the coupling systems solutions available for discharge line to have better production depending on customers’ needs.

1. Quick coupling Ball joints

There is a range of cost effective, high strength and wear resistant steel ball joints from size DN 400 to 1200 mm. These ball joints are designed and produced by Dredge Yard with latest CAD technologies and years of experience in the dredging field.

Benefits:
• Quick coupling
• High strength
• Easy assembly
• Easy maintenance

2. Ball joints with open liner

To prevent blockage of flow and acceleration of fluid inside the ball joint an addtional liner can be installed in the ball instead of welding the pipe through the ball.
Dredge Yard CFD simulations shows a huge improvements on pressure drop saving up to 50%. Concave liner has one end with the same size as the pipe inner diameter. Other end of the concave liner is bigger than the pipe inner diameter. The diameter of the liner depends on the turning angle of the ball joint.

The benefits are:
• Less pressure drop
• Replaceable liner
• Less wear due to lower speed
• Cost-effective
• Flow friendly
• Eco friendly

3. Bearing Ball Joint

This is a ball joint that is provided with two bearing rings made either from bronze or from duplex steel. This must be done in combination with a duplex ball.

The benefits are:
• No need for use of grease or lubricants
• The ball is more flexible than carbon steel ball joint
• The ball joint has longer life time as duplex is harder than carbon steel
• The liners are replaceable
• Easy dismanteling cause there is no rustweld

4. Spine Hose

A more flow friendly solution is the use of a new introduced spine hose by Dredge Yard that has rubber on the outer side and steel rings (ball and gland) in the inside.

The benefits are:
• Flow friendly resulting in less friction
• Wear resistant inner core
• Lower in weight compare to ball joints
• Easy maintenance by replacing only worn out rings
• Flexible (15 degrees per meter)
• Can’t be folded or collapsed
• Flexible in all directions
• Greaseless
• Environmental friendly

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New ECO200 dredger from Dredge Yard

ECO200 dredger

Dredge Yard, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of dredging and mining equipment, took part at the “Dredging in India” conference, held in Mumbai from 3-4 September 2014, and presented its new model, the ECO200 dredger.

At the event, the company’s Operations Manager, Michel Debo introduced a compact and economic cutter suction dredger, the ECO200. The vessel was designed by Dredge Yard’s engineers by using the latest CAD technologies, FEA analysis, CFD analysis. The main aim of the company was to make an economic dredger that is low cost at initial acquiring and in daily use as well as robust and efficient in design.

Benefits

This dredger will offer many benefits to operators like an underwater dredge pump placed on the front part of the ladder which will allow the dredger to handle higher dredge mixture and high volume of mixture flow. The complete ECO200 is transportable by standard closed top 40 feet containers, the complete spud assembly together with its hydraulic cylinders is able to be tilted on its pontoon.

This allows the dredger to be towed easier under very low bridges and other obstacles. For the drive of all components being the dredge pump, cutter head, winches and spud cylinders, one hydraulic power pack is provided on the central platform.

Feature

Lastly, the ECO200 will feature the cutter head with replaceable teeth what is unusual for this size of dredgers in the market. Dredge Yard will offer strong support, onsite assisting end users with their projects, training if required, maintenance and transport. All spare parts will be available on stock ready for shipment at any time to prevent downtime of the dredger and delays in the project.

“The aim of the design was to make an economic dredger that is low cost at initial acquiring and in daily use,” concluded Manish Jangir, Design Engineer.

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