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New Website for Dredge Yard

Dredge Yard, dedicated to the market of dredging and mining components, equipment and technology, launched its new website last week. With the new website the focus products will be the ECO200 dredger, ECO350 dredger, cutter suction dredger 450 and cutter suction dredger 550. It gives the visitor the easiest experience to find more information about dredging & mining components.

New website design

The modern but simple web design, readable images and meaningful content made the website more user friendly and clear about the activities they do. Visitors have more overview on the various subjects which are described. Next to the dredger pages there is also information about different components which the company manufacture and supply.

In the near future Dredge Yard will focus on the two smaller dredgers and the cutter suction dredgers. The website will also expand with some great features.

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Dredge Yard delivers dredge equipment for upgrading TSHD’s

Dredge equipment for TSHD’s

Dredge Yard has successfully supplied key dredge equipment for the upgrading of two existing TSHD’s, the dredging capacity needed to be increased to enable the operator to complete dredging works in shorter time periods and in a more cost effective manner.

Complete modification

The TSHD’s underwent complete modification at a dockyard in Dubai. The modifications were done with dredge equipment designed and produced by Dredge Yard using the latest CAD technologies and production methods.

The TSHD’s were upgraded by installing a shore discharge line on board and a bow coupling system on each dredger. The new discharge line will allow the dredgers to offload the material through a floating pipeline that will be connected to the bow coupling. The bow coupling also has the option for rain-bowing through a nozzle if required.

Components

The various components supplied with the discharge line include hydraulic gate valves, a complete bow coupling with structure, dredge pipes and bends. In addition, all hydraulic cylinders for the bottom doors were replaced by Dredge Yard.

The dredge bow couplings allow the dredgers to couple and decouple the floating discharge pipeline in the fastest and safest way. Locking parts of the couplings were made of stainless steel and the wet parts were made of high wear resistant material to increase the life time of couplings.

The dredge valves supplied are all hydraulically operated with the gates made from stainless steel and an innovative rubber seal reinforced internally by steel rings.

 

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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.

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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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.

 

Dredge Yard expands its fabrication capacity

New machines

Dredge Yard recently acquired and installed additional new machines in its fabrication facility in Turkey like CNC vertical lathes and CNC Pattern Maker. This is to increase its capacity in the machining and assembly shop and to align with the capacity of the casting and fettling.

Focus on production

Dredge Yard with its subsidiary in Izmit city in Turkey is focusing on production of components and equipment needed for the dredging and mining industry. Some of the main components supplied from Dredge Yard Makina are dredge pumps, dredge ball joints, turning glands, swivel bends, dredge valves, tumbler blocks, cutter heads and many others.

Dredge Yard is also co-operating with many partners in the region for the casting and machining in order to cope with the high demand of Dredge Yard’s products and keep its short delivery times.

Dredge Yard is able to supply components in several cast steel and cast iron, in soft and hard wear resistant materials that can be used in dredge pumps, ball joints, bends and many others. Those components are cast with Dredge Yard’s partners and fettling is done in the facility in Izmit. Once the machining is done, all products are thoroughly tested, inspected and assembled at Dredge Yard work shop and made ready for transport.

Shorter delivery time

The recent capacity increase will allow Dredge Yard to make its own casting patterns and machine more parts up to the size of 2.5 meter by itself and shorten the delivery time and save transport costs. The shorter delivery time and the cost saving will contribute to the benefit and satisfaction of Dredge Yard’s customers.

Dredge Yard’s Production Manager, Kabi Eisa says: “Dredge Yard is pursuing to procure more machines in the near future that will increase the manufacturing capacity aiming to become faster, flexible and more efficient maintaining the same high quality of the products”.

Beside Turkey, Dredge Yard is producing dredge components and equipment in other countries as The Netherlands, Romania and UAE.

Interview with Dredge Yards marketing manager

Maritime & Ports published an interview with Iulia Berchiu, Dredge Yards Marketing Manager. She talks about the challenges she faces as a woman working in a male dominated industry.

Dredge Yards latest techniques

During the interview Iulia talks about the biggest projects Dredge Yard was involved in so far in the Middle East. She later explains how many dredging and mining parts and components are offered through the Dubai office. And Iluia even reveals which latest technologies Dredge Yard is working on. In conclusion we can read about what sets Dredge Yard apart from its competitors.

Iulia about working at Dredge Yard:

“It is a company with well-defined goals, which seeks to make a difference in the dredging and mining market. It is also a company that is consistently helping its employees.”

Read the full article here. 

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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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