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Damen Delivers Cutter Suction Dredge to Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Damen delivered a CSD500 cutter suction dredge to perform maintenance dredging in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Damen delivered a CSD500 cutter suction dredge to perform maintenance dredging in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Damen has delivered a CSD500 cutter suction dredge to the harbors of Port Harcourt in Nigeria for maintenance dredging. (See map on page 12.) The dredge was assembled on the beach and pushed and tugged into the sea over a wooden ramp.

The disassembled dredge travelled to Nigeria via transport ship. It was trucked to where it will work, and assembled on the beach.

For transport to Nigeria, the portable dredge was disassembled and loaded onto a ship. In Nigeria, the pontoons and control cabin were hoisted from the transport ship onto trucks, driven to the assembly location and unloaded on the beach. The crew and a Damen field service engineer assembled the cutter suction dredge using hoisting gear available locally. With the main pontoon on a wooden ramp, the assembled dredge was then pushed into the sea by two bulldozers, assisted by a tug pulling the other end. Damen said the dredge design allows it to be deployed anywhere.

 

The disassembled dredge travelled to Nigeria via transport ship. It was trucked to where it will work, and assembled on the beach.

The CSD500 cutter suction dredge will do maintenance dredging at a depth of 16 meters (about 52.5 feet) in the wide Port Harcourt area. It was delivered in April 2014 and started work immediately. The dredge pump has a mixture capacity of 4,000 cubic meters (about 5,232 cubic yards) per hour, with a swing width of 40 meters (about 131 feet).

The delivery in Nigeria included floating pipeline, land-based pipeline, a complete spares package and two weeks of crew training by Damen.

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