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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 delivers heavy duty dredge ball joints to Van Oord

The dredge ball joints for Van Oord are suitable for pipes with an inner diameter of 900mm. They handle a working pressure up to 30 bar. The components are of a heavy-duty design for pumping water and sand for long distances. Dredge Yard tested the dredge ball joints in its special equipped facilities in Turkey, to assure high quality. The ball joints underwent thorough hydrostatic testing. Then they were tilted by hydraulic force to simulate working environments.

Heavy duty testing

Dredge Yard’s team of engineers managed and controlled the entire production and testing. They therefore relied upon their vast experience in casting, machining, assembly, testing and inspections.

All ball joints were delivered by trucks directly from Dredge Yard’s facilities in Turkey to Van Oord in the Netherlands, to ensure shortest delivery time.

Dredging components production facility opened

Production facility

The new dredging components production facilities are managed by Dredge Yard’s subsidiary Dredge Yard Makina San. Tic. LTD.ŞTI recently registered in The Republic of Turkey.

This is part of the Dredge Yard’s expansion plan for the production and assembly of several dredging components like ball joints, pumps, valves, turning glands, bow couplings and a lot of other dredging equipment needed for the dredgers and dredge pipe lines.

Dredge Yard Makina

Dredge Yard Makina San. Tic. LTD.ŞTI is located in the city Izmit of Kocaeli, surrounded by an industrial area including for heavy steel industry.

Dredge Yard Makina in collaboration with its partners in Turkey will be utilized for the production, assembly and quality control of all dredge components, using latest casting and machining technologies.

As part of the development of the new production facilities, Dredge Yard Makina has acquired special equipment to enhance its capability for higher production rate.

These new facilities will allow Dredge Yard to accommodate the rapidly growing demand of dredge related products with a high ratio of reliability and value for money.

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Dredge ball joints 1000 and 900 delivered by Dredge Yard to MEDCO in Qatar

The dredge ball joints, delivered to MEDCO, for the pipes size of 1000 mm are suitable for 30 bar working pressure. While the ball joints for the pipes size of 900 mm are suitable for 20 bar working pressure.

Dredge Yard facilities

All ball joints are designed and produced in Dredge Yard’s facilities with partners in The Republic of Turkey. There they used the latest production technologies and casting expertise. Both types undergo thorough testing and inspections during and after production. Examples of these tests are simulating working pressure and dredge ball joints movements.

Dredge Yard is making steady progress with the expansion plans for the production and assembly of dredging components needed for dredgers and dredge pipe lines.

Production of dredge ball joints

Dredge Yards team of engineers designed, managed and controlled the entire production. For that they relied on their vast experience in casting, machining, assembly and inspections. Our customers may witness any test in Dredge Yard’s production facilities.