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KELLER Delivers  Gearboxes for  Chinese Dredge

KELLER Delivers Gearboxes for Chinese Dredge

Powertrain technology depends on the reliability and robustness of their individual components. These include the gearbox and gear wheels, and IDR talked with specialist trans-mission manufacturer, C.u. W Keller GmbH & Co. KG (KELLER) about meeting customer demands for larger and stronger dredges with its custom designed gearboxes. The company also recently delivered gearboxes for a large dredge in China.

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KELLER Delivers Gearboxes for Chinese Dredge

Powertrain technology depends on the reliability and robustness of their individual components. These include the gearbox and gear wheels, and IDR talked with specialist trans-mission manufacturer, C.u. W Keller GmbH & Co. KG (KELLER) about meeting customer demands for larger and stronger dredges with its custom designed gearboxes. The company also recently delivered gearboxes for a large dredge in China.

URUGUAY TO BUILD US$61 MILLION DREDGE

CEDA CONDUCTING YEAR-LONG WEBINAR SERIES

The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) has been conducting a year-long series of webinars on Dredging Equipment and Technology. The webinars focus on the Cutter Suction Dredge and the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge. All six in the series have been presented by two internationally renowned authorities on the subject, Dr. Cees van Rhee and Dr. Sape Miedema, both of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

AQUAMEC LAUNCHES NEW WATERMASTER DREDGE, CLASSIC V

In November 2016, Aquamec launched a new Watermaster Classic V dredge, with 50 percent more suction dredge capacity, com-pared to the Classic IV model.

2D LAUNCHES PNP ESTIMATING SOFTWARE

In November 2016, in2Dredging (i2D) launches its new software program, Pumps ‘n Pipeline (PnP) v1.1. The company said PnP is the first commercial pumps and pipeline estimating tool for the dredging and mining industry.

DAMEN LAUNCHES NEW HOPPER DREDGE LINE FOR AGGREGATES

Damen Shipyards Group announced a new line of trailing suction hopper dredges – Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 4000 and 5600 vessels. The dredge line was introduced in response to market research that showed the aggregate industry is facing rising demand and an aging fleet.

DSC DELIVERS TWO DREDGES TO NIGERIA

Two local contractors in the Delta State, Nigeria, recently took delivery of 10-inch Wolverine class dredges from DSC Dredge.

OSIL SUPPLIES BUOY PLATFORMS TO JAN DE NUL

Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) supplied eight buoy platforms to Jan de Nul Group, platforms for environmental monitoring on dredging and renewables projects. The 1.2-meter (3.9-foot) buoy incorporates a variety of sensors with specialized seabed frames from different manufacturers, including AML Oceanographic, Campbell Scientific and Nortek.

ROYAL IHC LAUNCHES DEME’S FIRST LNG DREDGE

In December, Royal IHC’s shipyard in Kinderdik, The Netherlands, held a launch ceremony for DEME’s 3,500 cubic meter (4,578 cubic yards) LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredge Minerva. The official name giving and christening ceremony will take place in the spring of 2017 in Zeebrugge, Belgium.

BARNSTABLE COUNTY ORDERS DREDGE FROM ELLICOTT

Barnstable County on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, announced on September 21 it has ordered a second dredge from Ellicott Dredge. The new dredge will cost $1.89 million and will take nine months to build. It will be trucked in sections to new Bedford and assembled there.