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Euro Dredger 450 now available

The Euro Dredger 450, a Cutter Suction Dredger with a discharge pipe diameter of 450mm built in the Netherlands, has been successfully launched and is now available for delivery.

The Euro Dredger 450 is the first Cutter Suction Dredger resulting from the partnership between Dredge Yard and Neptune Shipyards in The Netherlands. Both companies joined forces to enable the building of this multi-purpose Cutter Suction Dredger that is suitable for dredging, soft and medium compacted sand and other sediments up to a dredging depth of 10 m on inland waters, rivers and lakes.

Specifications of the Euro Dredger 450

The Euro Dredger 450 has a total installed power of 866 kW. It consists of 3 dismountable pontoons fixed by a rigid coupling system inside the pontoon. It is designed to be disassembled easily and to be transportable by road.

The high performance dredge pump – entirely developed and manufactured by Dredge Yard – is mounted directly onto the gearbox to save space and reduce the weight, and it is driven directly by a 634 kW diesel engine. A hydraulic power pack of 232 kW is fitted on the main pontoon to supply hydraulic power to the cutter head, winches and spud hoist cylinders.

The hydraulically driven cutter head – developed by Dredge Yard – has exchangeable cutter teeth that come in three types: pick points, narrow and wide chisels. The blades of the cutter head are double curved to allow for a smooth mixture flow through the cutter and into the suction mouth.

The Euro Dredger 450 is the latest addition to Dredge Yards and Neptune Shipyards product range and the companies are already planning the development of their next multi-purpose Euro 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]

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