International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Italian Aggregate Producer Using Metso Thomas WD Pump

Italian dredge builder Metalmeccanica Strobietto has installed a Metso Thomas TU46WD underwater dredge pump on the aggregate dredge Nessie. The pump dimensions are 22 inches by 20 inches by 46 inches (suction/discharge/impeller diameter.)

The dredge owner is aggregate producer Scavi Pesenti srl whose name means “heavy excavations”.

Albert “Bubba” Savage Metso dredge pump product manager told IDR that “Thomas WD (wide design) pumps are especially suited to ladder pump installations given their generous internal clearances and wide port widths. The dredge is producing 1200 tons per hour of aggregate having a maximum size of 10-inch solids. The aggregate is used in road building projects in central Italy as a base material. To our knowledge this is the largest aggregate-producing hydraulic dredge in Italy.”