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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 ECO Dredgers and the CSD450. It also features smaller the economical, compact and low cost ECO200 Dredger.

 

Dredge Yard has ISO 9001 Certification

ISO certification

Dredge Yard, a company dedicated to the market of dredge equipment and dredging technology, has received ISO 9001 certification, the internationally recognized standard for the quality management of businesses worldwide.

Dredge Yard’s Finance Officer, Syed Aalishan, said: “By implementing ISO 9001 Quality Management System in Dredge Yard we didn’t only aim for International Quality Recognition, Consistency in Operations and Increase in Customer Satisfaction. It is also a way of empowering employees by providing them with clear explanations, procedures instructions and of course feedback on their performance.”

By getting the certification, Dredge Yard wanted to make sure that there is a conformance to customers’ requirements, consistency in operations, good quality services and products that all leads to customer satisfaction.

Due to that Dredge Yard performed a physical ISO 9001:2008 certification audit for checking the quality of management system.

 

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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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Dredge Valve production by Dredge Yard

Dredge Yard recently delivered dredge valves of sizes 600, 700 and 750 mm internal diameter. The valves are needed for the discharge pipeline on board of two trailing suction hopper dredgers. Fabrication was done in-house at Dredge Yard’s production facilities.

Dredge valve fabrication

The body of the dredge valve was fabricated from high tensile steel and the valve’s gate is made of corrosion resistant and hardened steel, protecting it against the rust and wear. For conservation of the outer surface of the valve a high quality marine type paint was applied to protect it against corrosion.

These types of dredge valves can be produced for three different working duties varying between 10, 20 and 30 bar according to the customer’s requirements and applications.

 

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Reliable dredge valves to upgrade dredgers

Dredge Valves

Dredge Yard has successfully delivered dredge valves of sizes 600, 700 and 750 mm internal diameter, which were needed for the discharge pipeline on board of 2 trailing suction hopper dredgers.

Dredge gate valves are highly sophisticated components and for proper functioning and maintenance, it is very important to select the right type with the right material and pressure handling capability for long life.

Design

All the dredge valves have been designed by Dredge Yard’s team of engineers using the latest design software. Fabrication was done in-house at Dredge Yard’s production facilities.

One of the special features of the valve is the steel reinforced rubber seals making the seal very durable, making it easy to cope with the large amount of abrasive slurries and to be able to open and close smoothly in tough working conditions.

The body of the dredge valve was fabricated from high tensile steel and the valve’s gate is made of corrosion resistant and hardened steel, protecting it against the rust and wear. For conservation of the outer surface of the valve a high quality marine type paint was applied to protect it against corrosion.

Inspection

The inspection hole placed in the both sides of the valve’s body, allows for easy inspecting the dredge valve without dismantling it.

These types of dredge valves can be produced for three different working duties varying between 10, 20 and 30 bar according to the customer’s requirements and applications.

The dredge valves had to be delivered in a short time for replacement of an existing valve during maintenance of the dredgers.

 

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Dredge Yard supports Oranjecommittee Dubai

Dredge Yard is proud to support the Oranjecommittee Dubai during all their major events. They celebrated “Oranjefeest” last Thursday in the enchanting Emirates Golf Club.

Orange hearts

The party gathers many Orange hearts every year and was again a great success. Hermes House Band and Johan Kettenburg, very popular acts in the Netherlands, made sure that it was an unforgettable evening.

 

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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 upgrade 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 International Conference of EADA in India

Participation at EADA

Dredge Yard attended The International Conference on waterways, port engineering and dredging technology as a main sponsor.

Some of the topics that were covered in the conference were about the new dredging techniques and equipment, contracts, legislation and engineer determination, planning and execution of the dredging projects  and of course opportunities of dredging in India.

Sponsorship

Dredge Yard, was represented by Manish Jangir, Senior Design Engineer, that spoke about the latest trend in dredging industry: converting and upgrading dredgers. ”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.”

Upgrading

Upgrading of existing dredger systems is quite practical as it offers reusability and functionality of the old dredger with low investment.

Conversion of existing vessel into dredger can help in increasing the capacity and capability of the dredging companies in much lesser time with a huge saving in investment.

Modification of dredger is also needed when the dredger supplied may not meet up the requirements and slight changes in the parts or system can make it appropriate for the project requirements.

“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 Manish Jangir.

EADA (India), in association with Department of Harbour & Ocean Engineering AMET university (Deemed) organized The International Conference on waterways, port engineering and dredging technology that took place on 2nd  March 2015 in Chennai, India.

EADA (India) is a national chapter of EADA that provides a forum for the exchange of quality information on dredging techniques, technology and dredged material management, and for the development of good practice guidance.

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New trend: upgrading & converting dredgers

Modification, conversion and upgrading

Engineering is continuously providing new technologies and solutions with time. It is therefore creating new options for users to be well-efficient and highly proficient. In the recent times, modification, conversion and upgrading of existing dredgers are proving to be good solutions for users. These solutions increase capacity and capabilities with a reasonable amount of investment. Companies that cannot invest in a new dredger can convert their existing dredger, barges to a more functional and efficient dredger.

Upgrading of existing dredger systems is quite practical as it offers re-usability and functionality of the old dredger with low investment.

Conversion of existing vessel into dredger can help in increasing the capacity and capability of the dredging companies in much lesser time with a huge saving in investment.

A dredger also needs to be modified when the supplied dredger does not meet the requirements. Slight changes in the parts or system can then make it appropriate for the project requirements.

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.

Upgrading Dredge Pumps

Dredge pump or sand-slurry pump is considered as the heart of the dredger and plays the most vital role on the efficiency of a dredger.

 Dredge Yard’s Senior Design EngineerManish Jangir, says: “Latest tools in the market like CFD and optimum design calculating software have widen the paths of having an efficient pump design for the same old pump without changing any fitting parameters or the connections like the flange.

After achieving the final design of the pump, the manufacturing is done by using the latest production techniques, molding software for casting, and strict metallurgical testings.

Suction and delivery lines upgrades

Suction and delivery lines of a dredger are the means of transport of slurry and the line design and components vary between dredgers. The efficiency of the dredger depends on the pump and the pumps efficiency certainly depends on the pipe line. And the maintenance cost depends on the quality and capability of the components. The major components involved in the pipe lines are: pipe pieces, gate valves, suction mouth, swivel bend, bow coupling, turning glands, ball joint couplings, etc.

New trending components

Kabi Eisa, Production Manager at Dredge Yard describes the double wall dredge pipe as the newest trending product in the dredging market. He also adds that the double wall pipes are highly wear resistant due to their special design where three layers of material have been used. It consists of wear liner, concrete and steel pipe where wear liner being the layer that will be in contact with the sand or slurry.

Double Wall Dredge Pipe

Dredge Gate Valves are highly sophisticated components and for proper functioning, maintenance, it is very important to select the right type with right material and pressure handling capability for long life.

Upgrading split suction trailing hopper dredger

“For example, the dredger in the image didn’t have a discharge line and could only offload the material through its bottom doors. Dredge Yard developed the complete suction and discharge line on the ship which includes several pipes, bends, dredge valves, and bow coupling. The nominal diameter of pipe is 750 mm.” says Michel Debo, Dredge Yard’s Operational Manager.

Converting hopper barge into trailing suction hopper dredger

Another example shows a barge in Brazil, capacity 800 m3, which is in process of conversion into trailing suction hopper dredger. A complete trailing suction system has been installed on the barge. The system consists of drag head, turning gland, gantries, sliding piece, pipes, bends, valves, pump and bow coupling.

Discharge line on TSHD

Many hopper dredgers are upgraded by adding complete discharge line on the ship as pipes, bends, valve and bow coupling structure.

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.

 

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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. 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.

The International Forum of Dredging Companies was organized by the Media-Group Port News with the assistance of the Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation.