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KELLER TO SUPPLY DREDGE PUMP GEARBOXES FOR NEW CCCC DREDGE

KELLER dredge pump gearbox.

KELLER dredge pump gearbox.

Chuwa Bussan Co., Ltd., which is part of the China Communication Construction Company (CCCC), signed a contract on July 14 with C. u. W. Keller GmbH & Co. KG (KELLER) from Troisdorf, Germany, to supply all dredge pump gearboxes and a giant gearbox to drive the cutterhead, on a new flagship dredge for CCCC Tianjin Dredging Co. Ltd.

The cutter gearbox will have a cutter power of more than 7,000 kW and a weight of 180,000 kilograms (396,830 lbs.). The 140-meter cutter dredge will be the largest ever built in China.

Keller has supplied similar gearboxes to other mega-class cutterhead dredges in Europe.

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