Dredging Rock with a Hopper Dredger: The Road to the Ripper Draghead
Dredging Rock with a Hopper Dredger: The Road to the Ripper Draghead

Research, investigations into pickpoints and cutting geometries, predictive models and trials were essential in constructing a ripper draghead that could be placed on a TSHD.

New possibilities for Ripper Dredging of Rock
New possibilities for Ripper Dredging of Rock

When the trials at the Port of Sudan to open a trench with explosives were unsuccessful, trenching equipment – a backhoe dredger with a rock bucket and a TSHD with a new generation of ripper-draghead – was brought in to accomplish the task.