Damen Dredger Transported in 5 Truck Loads to Brazil
Damen has just shipped a fully customised Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 350, to Brazil. The standard dredger was adapted to meet Brazilian Naval requirements and received additional options as per customer request. Damen has carried out the job very quickly; from contract signature to departure from the Port of Antwerp in just under four months. For transport purposes, the dredger can be fully dismounted – quite practical considering that its first dredge job will be located some 500 km from its port of arrival, Vitoria.
The dredger left Damen Dredging Equipment in Nijkerk, the Netherlands on five trucks – one for the main pontoon, one for both side pontoons and spuds together, one for the suction ladder and one for the separate container shipping, the operating cabin and various smaller items such as the navigation mast. Trucking in Brazil was carried out by Brazilian logistics company Ziranlog.
The CSD350 has been designed to dredge inland waters at a dredging depth between -1 m and -9 m water depth. It is fitted out with a 55 kW cutter head for breaking up compacted soils, and the in-board dredge pump is powered by a 447 kW diesel engine.
The dredger arrived in Brazil at the end of October, where was swiftly assembled by Damen, Vale Verde and local agent Endratech engineers, thus demonstrating clearly the benefits of Damen’s philosophy of standardisation. With products being built in series – often for stock – Damen is able to guarantee the fastest possible delivery times for proven solutions.
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Transport by Truck from the port of arrival in Brazil, Vitoria.