Dredging Plant and Equipment

“Facts About Dredging Plant and Equipment” describes the specialised equipment that has been developed to perform various and specific dredging operations.

Video webinar Dredging Equipment
Dredging Equipment (on demand)

Dredging Equipment: Its evolution, capabilities and importance for maritime infrastructural works.

Cutter suction dredgers
Cutter Suction Dredgers

A cutter suction dredger is a hydraulic dredger that uses centrifugal pumps with a rotating cutter head to loosen, lift and transport dredged material.

Design Aspects for Cutter Heads Related to the Mixture Forming Process When Cutting Coarse Materials
Design Aspects for Cutter Heads Related to the Mixture Forming Process When Cutting Coarse Materials

Spillage, defined as the soil that is cut during the dredging process but not sucked up by the suction pipe, reduces the productivity of the cutter suction dredger and therefore needs to be minimised.

A Training Simulator for Cutter Suction Dredgers: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
A Training Simulator for Cutter Suction Dredgers: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

Computer simulations are becoming a significant, controllable and safe way of getting theoretical knowledge out of the “labs” and onto the dredge sites.

The Wear Sensitive Cutting Principle of a Cutter Suction Dredger
The Wear Sensitive Cutting Principle of a Cutter Suction Dredger

Laboratory experiments demonstrate from a wear point of view the inefficiency of cutting tools on a cutter suction dredger. Recommendations are made to optimise the cutterhead design and cutting process.