Dredge Yard delivers customized Electric Cutter Suction Dredger to Canada

Dredge Yard delivers customized Electric Cutter Suction Dredger to Canada.

Dredge Yard has recently tested and delivered a customized electric cutter suction dredger ECO 200 for potassium chloride brine mining. The delivery is followed after successful water testing at Dredge Yard facility in The Netherlands and dismantled to be shipped in a flat rack and containers.

As common in mining industry, the dredger will be electrically powered from the grid and onboard installations on dredger will convert the electrical power to drive the dredge systems hydraulically.

ECO200 has a total installed power of 214 KW and is equipped with Dredge Yard heavy duty cutter head with replaceable cutter teeth, allowing the dredge cutter head to be efficient in all depths. The dredger has a discharge pipe of 200mm (8 inch) and two hydraulic driven Thrusters.

Special attention and a lot of effort are spent on this special cutter suction dredger to make sure it is suitable for the harsh environment of potassium dredging. The potassium mine, with its high content of salt, provides a serious challenge for the materials used. A high grade of stainless steel was used with overall protection of seals and removable attachments like removable thrusters.

One of the major challenges was that  the potassium cutter dredger had to have a dredging draft of 0.5 meters. The cutter suction dredger has to work in shallow waters and in narrow potassium chloride ponds. 3-wire positioning system is adapted by Dredge Yard to provide wider swinging of the dredger without spuds

ECO 200 Dredger is also equipped with Dredge monitoring system, Lightning arrest system, Fire annunciation and detection system, adding an extra mile to its sustainability and safety. To ensure the quality of the equipment, all components used in the dredger are approved by CSA (Canadian Standards Association). Moreover, most of the components have undergone sophisticated laboratory testing to ensure its compliance with CSA.

By the delivery of this dredger, Dredge Yard took one more step to reach the aim of delivering Zero emission, less noise and ECO-friendly dredgers that can work in environmentally sensitive areas.

CSD 200 dredger

Supply of dredger to Canada for Potassium mine