Depending on its size and installed power, a Cutter Suction Dredger is capable of cutting a wide range of soil types. Although precise and relatively efficient, a CSD can spill significantly. The authors propose a preliminary model which describes spillage due to centrifugal advection.
For several decades, the preferred solution for isolating dredging pumps within a vessel has been double-walled pump housing. To bypass this housing type’s intrinsic problems, Damen formulated an alternative.
A joint venture between IADC and CIRIA, the publication A guide to cost standards for dredging equipment 2009 offers a benchmark to establish the capital and related costs of various types of dredging plant and equipment commonly in use within the industry.