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Adaptive Auger Head: Environmentally Friendly Solution

At Dredge Yard, we pay special attention to high efficiency and innovative solutions. We do this, to achieve lowest equipment prices, operational costs and minimal impact on the environment. Sustainability and green dredging solutions become increasingly important, as climate and environment are rapidly changing and must be protected. In accordance to this, our team created an innovative dredging solution, which protects the environment – the adaptive auger head. 

Specifications

The adaptive auger head has two retractable visors placed on the front, and the backside of the auger head. The visors move in and out, according to the shape of the seabed and the depth. This automatic visor movement is enabled by the hydraulic arrangement and pressure settings. See the video below for a thorough explanation of how the adaptive auger head works. 

Benefits of the adaptive auger head

The adaptive auger head achieves a variety of environmental and economic benefits, due to its automatic visor movement along the ground when dredging. Some of the benefits include:

  1. More production of sand in less time. The adaptive visors create a strong suction vacuum by continuously following the ground, which achieves high production rates.
  2. Much less turbidity than with conical (basket) cutter head types. This is achieved due to adaptive visors, which control the material spillage. Low turbidity is an especially big advantage when dredging in contaminated areas, as it protects the environment. 
  3. The adaptive system saves marine life by protecting animals from entering the suction system in the dredger.
  4. This system accurately removes only the necessary layer and ensures an even surface at all depths. Therefore, necessary materials are not removed from the ecosystem.
  5. It is suitable for unmanned dredging, because adaptive visors automatically adjust with the ground. This makes the system very useful for remote controlled dredgers, which operate in areas that are risky for operators. 

Remediation / environmental dredging

Environmental Dredging Landscape

The adaptive auger head is an especially suitable solution for environmental dredging. As mentioned, the adaptive visors protect the marine life from getting trapped in the dredging system. Additionally, they cause minimal to no turbidity. This characteristic is vital for the ecosystem, especially when contaminated soils are involved. Some of the other advantages of using the adaptive auger head system in environmental or remediation dredging are discussed below. 

  1. Adaptive auger head improves cleanup operations that are specifically aimed at removing contaminated sediments. This is especially important, as contaminants can endanger marine and human life.
  2. Remediation dredging means that the thinnest layers possible are accurately removed. As a result, the least possible quantities of contaminated material are dredged.
  3. Contaminated sediments pose a big risk to human health, the environment and may limit the use of many water bodies. However, treatment of contaminated sediment is costly and secure disposal areas are limited. Therefore, precision dredging offers a viable solution, as it removes the smallest amount possible. 
  4. The adaptive visors enclose the area being dredged. In this way, they prevent sediments from drifting into the surrounding waters. 

Other applications for the adaptive auger head

adaptive auger head dredger

Adaptive auger head on dredger ECO 200

Aside from environmental dredging, the adaptive auger head can be used for a variety of applications. For example, it is a useful tool in river and canal dredging, water intake cleaning, harbor maintenance and more. 

Overall, not all types of dredging or maintenance have to be very precise. However, certain projects demand environmental society clearance. In such cases, the adaptive auger head adds immense value to your product in terms of both – economic reasons for you and protection of the environment. We offer Auger dredger ECO 200, which features our adaptive auger head system. Additionally, the adaptive auger head can also be purchased separately, in order to upgrade your existing dredger. 

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More photos of the adaptive auger head

 

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Dredge Yard delivers cutter suction dredger

Dredge Yard delivered a multipurpose cutter suction dredger ECO 200 to a real estate developer in the United Arab Emirates for the reshaping and maintenance of existing islands. The ECO 200 dredger will be used for connecting some of the islands and deepening the sea entrance between the islands. Due to current and erosion, the coast of the islands changes with the years. For this reason, it is necessary to perform periodical maintenance to keep the shape of the islands and maintain a pleasant beach. In some areas the beach is flooded by new soft types of sand that makes it difficult for visitors to enjoy the beautiful clear waters of the Emirates. In other places it is necessary to maintain the water depth for yachts and work boats to visit the area. Dredging is the only way to maintain artificial and natural shaped islands and beaches.

The ECO 200 Cutter Suction Dredger

The ECO 200 dredger is equipped with a heavy-duty cutter head and underwater dredge pump for high performance and for pumping a high-density mixture of sand. The high dredging performance will speed up the dredging process to limit the time involved in maintenance. For easy mobilization the dredger is provided with two hydraulic propulsions. The ECO 200 Cutter Suction Dredger can pump the sand up to 1500m and dredge up to 6 meters depth. One of the advantages of the ECO dredger is the use for dredging in small and shallow areas that are difficult for bigger dredgers to enter. The draft of the ECO dredger is only 0.7m. This multipurpose cutter suction dredger is delivered completely assembled and launched into the water by mobile crane.

Dredge Yard multipurpose cutter suction dredger launched by crane

About Dredge Yard

Dredge Yard is a company located in the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates. It is specialized in providing Cutter Suction Dredgers, Auger Suction Dredgers, and Plain Suction Dredgers for multipurpose and cost-effective dredging. Recently the company delivered several dredgers world wide and serves customers in more than 30 countries.

Contact us for more information.

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Dredge Yard delivered turning glands for several TSHD’s

Dredge Turning Glands

The dredge turning glands will be used on board of several TSHD and they are designed according to the customer’s requirements and applications using the latest 3D CAD technologies and Finite Element Analysis to ensure achieving an optimum strength and stiffness.

Manufacturing

The turning glands are manufactured from cast carbon steel and fabricated steel and machined and assembled with Dredge Yard partners and Dredge Yard facility in the United Arab Emirates.

The inner pipe of the turning gland is made out of one casting to make the complete design stronger and stiffer while saving weight and material. Dredge Yard quality control inspectors scrutinize all the dredge turning glands during and after their production stages carrying out various tests such as the chemical composition and mechanical properties test, measurement test of all dimensions after casting and machining, ultra sonic testing, magnetic particle, surface roughness test and dye penetrant inspection for critical parts, measurement test of all dimensions after machining, hardness test, assembly and interchange ability test, visual inspection for all parts during and after assembly.

Latest component

The dredge turning gland is the latest dredge component accurately and professionally developed by Dredge Yard team of engineers and it has several interconnected benefits making it a reliable product like a compact seal design making the assembly less heavy, adjustable turning range by using dismountable stoppers, and a heavy duty wall and flange thickness.

Dredge Yard launched its new website

New website

We recently announced the launch of our official Dredge Yard new website, dredgeyard.com. The website offers easiest experience to our visitors who wish to find more information on dredging equipment and technology.

Dredge Yard

We are the provider of latest dredging equipment. These dredgers are designed and produced with high quality manufacturing facilities provided by our engineering team and partners. Visitors of our website can find more information about the engineering of dredge related equipment and steel structures for the bidding, tendering and manufacturing of new dredge parts or for modification of existing dredging equipment. Dredge knowledge can be found by accessing our components which are links associated with the basic descriptions about all the dredge equipment.

Web design

The modern but simple web design, readable images and a meaningful content, made our website one of the most ease of navigation websites, with a lot of other features.

We are determined to deliver highly reliable dredgers with value for money by involving customers and suppliers in all of its activities in early stage of the projects and implement their experiences in the design to ensure on time delivery, cost effective production, low maintenance cost and low operation cost of the dredge equipment.

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