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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 delivers multipurpose 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 workboats 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 equipment 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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New ECO dredgers presented at Europort

At the Europort 2017 exhibition, from November 7-10, Dredge Yard presented their series of new ECO dredgers. They also met with a lot of different people to strengthen and expand their existing network.

International maritime meetingpoint

Europort is the international maritime meeting place for everyone that operates in innovative technology and complex shipbuilding. From November 7-10 the exhibition attracted a total of 26,733 visitors from 93 countries. Together with 1,100 participating exhibitors from 42 countries this was a good opportunity for Dredge Yard to meet up with many of their international relations.

New ECO Dredgers

Dredge Yard’s new ECO Dredgers are designed to offer affordable, compact and high-quality dredgers. It is their focus to create first class multipurpose dredgers that meet your project requirements. Dredge Yard delivers reliable auger dredgers, cutter suction dredgers and cleaning equipment that are easy to maintain, affordable and with high productivity.

Coffee & good conversation

Participating in the Europort 2017 exhibition was a success, according to Marketing Manager Ellen van Yperen: “We drank a lot of coffee and had good conversations with many different visitors. We were happy to welcome a lot of suppliers, partners and both returning and new clients in our booth. And with the help of our highly detailed scale model of the ECO 200 Auger Dredger, we could easily demonstrate the strong features and advantages of our ECO series.”

 

If you wat to know more about our ECO Dredgers, give us a call or send a message.