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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. This dredger can be delivered with auger head or cutter head.

At the event, the company’s Operations Manager, Michel Debo introduced a compact and economic cutter suction dredger, the ECO 200. 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 ECO 200 Cutter Dredger 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, this specific 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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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 dredge 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”.

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

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Dredge Yard in Dredging Summit & Expo 2014 of WEDA

Dredge Yard participate at WEDA

Dredge Yard participated in the Dredging Summit and Expo 2014 that took place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada. The participants of the event were mostly leading organizations in dredging and port industry, maritime professionals and experts on environmental issues that exchanged the knowledge in fields related to dredging, marine engineering and environment.

Dredge Yard’s representatives were Basel Yousef, the CEO and Iulia Berchiu, the Marketing Manager of the company. The summit was organized by the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) and Texas University.

Two solutions

“Expanding the dredging world” was the theme for the event in which Basel Yousef has covered the “Fuel Saving Solutions” topic that is one of the most debated subject among all the industries.

Dredge Yard presented two solutions for solving major problems, one of them being the inflexibility of the dredge ball joint and the other one being the blockage of the flow.

Blockage

To solve the inflexibility of the ball joint that occurs due to the rustweld that follows after rusty surfaces, Dredge Yard presented a new design called bearing ball joint. This dredge component is featured with additional bearing liners allowing the ball joint to move easier and to have less friction against tilting moments.

For the blockage of the flow that is created by the ball joint when it is tilted up to its maximum bend angle, Dredge Yard presented a new design having a concave ball liner that allows the mixture to flow easier and have no blockage.

Blockage of the mixture results in local increase of flow speed that has a positive effect in pressure drop.

This new ball joint is producing less friction than conventional ball joint and is saving fuel for the entire dredge operation as the most power is consumed by discharging mixture over the dredge pipe line.

Interview with Dredge Yards marketing manager

Maritime & Ports published an interview with Iulia Berchiu, Dredge Yard’s 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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Dredge Yard will attend Europort exhibition

Dredge Yard will take part in the Europort 2013 exhibition, one of the largest maritime exhibitions worldwide. This exhibition will take place in the world port city of Rotterdam from 5th to 8th November. More than 30,000 maritime professionals from all over the world will attend Europort. There they will present, discuss and share information on innovative technology, applications and solutions in the maritime field.

Showcasing at Europort exhibition

You will find Dredge Yard in the dredging sector of Europort, showcasing its reliable, high quality and cost-effective solutions for transport of water, sand and slurry.

Dredge Yard’s support team is present at the exhibition to meet its visitors and present its new technologies. They will also provide information about all available dredge and mining products and equipment.

To expand its profile in the dredge equipment and technology market, Dredge Yard is planning to take part in many other exhibitions related to dredging field.

 

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Dredge Yard tests & delivers bow coupling system

Dredge Yard bow couplings

Dredge Yard delivered two bow couplings for the size of 600mm for European dredging company. Those bow couplings will be used on two existing dredgers for the quick coupling and dis-coupling.

Dredge Yard Facility Dubai

They were designed, produced and tested for working pressure of 10 bars in Dredge Yard’s facilities in Dubai. These couplings are provided with a hydraulically operated locking system for quick as well as easy locking and releasing of the discharge lines offering the possibility to reduce time between phases of the dredging activity.

The bow couplings are equipped with duplex ball to prevent rust and achieve wear performance. To clamp the ball in the bow coupling casing two half-moon bars are provided around the gland enforced by one hydraulic cylinder. Inside the ball a wear resistant ball liner is provided to increase the life time of the coupling.

Moreover, two hydraulically operated locking pins are provided for securing the locking clamps during high pressure discharging, making them more reliable during operations. In addition, major parts which are affected during operations can be easily repaired or replaced.

With Dredge Yard’s improved locking system design, it’s more reliable, less time consuming and hence, cost effective.

They are available in a wide range of sizes from 400 mm to 1200 mm with working pressure between 10 to 30 bars.