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Adaptive auger head introduced by Dredge Yard

Dredge Yard adds another innovative dredging solution to their portfolio: the adaptive auger head. The adaptive auger head has two retractable visors placed both on the front and backside of the auger head. The visors move in and out, according to the shape of the seabed and according to the depth. A hydraulic arrangement and pressure settings enable this automatic visor movement. The adaptive auger head achieves several benefits by following the ground during dredging.

The video below explains the working and advantages of our adaptive auger head.

 

Benefits of the adaptive auger head

  1. More production of the sand in less time. The adaptive visors create a strong suction vacuum by continuously following ground.
  2. Much less turbidity than with conical (basket) type cutter heads. Because the adaptive visors control the material spillage. This is a big advantage when dredging in contaminated areas.
  3. The adaptive system saves marine life by protecting animals from entering the suction system in the dredger.
  4. This system ensures an even surface at all depths.
  5. It is suitable for unmanned dredging. The adaptive visors automatically adjust with the ground. That makes them very useful for remote controlled dredgers that work in areas where environment is risky for operators.
  6. The solution perfect for environmental dredging. The adaptive visors keep marine life from getting trapped in the dredging system. They also cause low or even zero turbidity.
  7. Low investment.

Remediation / environmental dredging

The adaptive auger head is, as mentioned above, perfect for environmental dredging or remediation for a number of reasons:

  1. Adaptive auger head supports cleanup operations that are specifically aimed at removing contaminated sediments that can endanger marine and human life.
  2. Remediation dredging means that the thinnest layers possible are accurately removed so that the least possible quantities of contaminated material are dredged.
  3. Treatment of contaminated sediment is costly and secure disposal areas are limited, precision dredging offers a viable solution. Contaminated sediments can be a big risk to human health, the environment and it may limit the use of many water bodies.
  4. The adaptive visors enclose the area being dredged and prevent sediment from drifting into the surrounding waters.

Other applications for the adaptive auger head

The adaptive auger head is not only suitable for environmental dredging, but for a variety of applications. It is also useful in river and canal dredging, water intake cleaning and dredging and marina or harbor maintenance.

Not all types of dredging or maintenance have to be very precise. But certain projects demand environmental society clearance. In such cases, the adaptive auger head adds value to your product, making it very versatile and usable in any project.

Contact us for more information.

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Dredge Yard presents latest developments at WEDA Mexico 2015

Dredge Yard was the Gold sponsor of the WEDA Mexico 2015 Annual Meeting. That meeting took place in the Centro Asturiano de Polanco located in the heart of Mexico City’s bustling Polanco neighborhood. There Dredge Yard presented their latest developments at the WEDA in Mexico.

At the event, our Marketing Manager, Iulia Berchiu and the CEO, Basel Yousef presented our dredging equipment and dredging solutions. In addition, they provided information about Dredge Yards latest projects that are dedicated to achieving the highest performance while protecting the environment and cutting the costs. Some of these projects are:

  • Dis-mountable cutter suction dredger 450 that is under construction in the Netherlands;
  • The ECO 200 Auger Dredger is designed to be compact, economic and therefore easy to transport;
  • The auger dredger is similar to ECO 200 Cutter Suction Dredger, but equipped with an auger head for sediment and sludge dredging. Presumably the auger dredger will be delivered at end of this year.

Dredging opportunities at WEDA Mexico

The WEDA Mexico Annual Meeting 2015 focused on the many dredging opportunities available in Mexico. These opportunities are a result of Mexico’s robust port infrastructure development and investment program. The meeting 2015 brought together professionals around the world to provide expert advice and share ideas. These professionals included Mexico’s Ministry of Transportation, Mexican port authority officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Panama Canal Authority.

According to Frederick Paup, Chairman of the Board Manson Construction Co., the event was informative. The company also appreciates the excellent turnout by the Mexican port authorities’ representatives.

Panama topic was brought up by the International Trade Specialist of the Panama Canal Authority, Javier Gilberto Carrillo Koo. He explained the impact and opportunities involved in the Panama Canal expansion.

Arturo Cors de la Fuente, Business & Institutional Relations Director of the CICE Group (Integral Foreign Trade Corporation) discussed the evolution of Mexican Ports. That evolution is considered a growth approach.

Open to private companies

Arturo Cors de la Fuente states: “Dredging in Mexico has changed during the last years. Before it was a Government activity and only large projects were subject of hiring private companies. Nowadays, the market has opened up to private companies and there are few exceptions. Only the Mexican Navy that holds the dredgers for their own purpose. In the last decade Mexican market has contracted an average of $90 million/year reaching a peak of about $260 million in 7 years. ”

Both foreign and local companies are getting many opportunities at the Mexican dredging market. Juan Ignacio Cruz Lomeli, the GM of Desazolves y Dragados, related that the dredging industry is an activity that demands specialization and therefore can’t be handled by companies without experience.
“The conference filled my expectations in terms of exchanging ideas and networking. And as Ricardo Hernandez, the President WEDA Mexico Chapter, said: I hope this is the first congress of many more because we need to establish a close group of dredging experience here at the WEDA in Mexico.”

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Dredge Yard is showcasing at WEDA Mexico Chapter

The WEDA Mexico Chapter, representing all regions in Mexico, will at its 2015 Annual Meeting bring together dredging contractors and manufacturers from across the globe, senior U.S. and Mexican government and port officials, experts in the infrastructure, energy and dredging sector.

Dredge Yard, the dredging and mining manufacturer, is participating in the Mexican Chapter held in Mexico City, as a Gold Sponsor of the event.

The event will be a great opportunity for Dredge Yard to exchange ideas and experiences, share projects related information and find solutions for the Mexican dredging and port infrastructure development programs.

Meet our support team at WEDA Mexico Chapter

Dredge Yard’s support team will be present at the event to give all the information needed about the latest dismountable CSD450 Dredger that is under construction.

The company will also present the ECO 250 Cutter Dredger that has been designed after the advice of several dredging companies that have a need for a compact, economic and easy to transport dredger; as well as the ECO 200 Auger Dredger which is similar to ECO 250 but equipped with an auger head for sediment and sludge dredging.