DOP250 with cutter unit

Port maintenance dredging

Period
Q4/2020
Product type
DOP250 with cutter unit
Head type
Cutter
Job type
Maintenance dredging
Contractor
Polaris Marine Pty

The Port of Lucky Bay has a specific purpose : it has ample storage for locally grown grains. This grain is exported; its export vessels wait offshore. A number of small feeder vessels ensure the connecting transport. They load their cargo in the 2-berth shallow water port, to discharge into the large export vessels.

Yet the harbour access was more and more hindered by sand built up due to natural sediment disposal. To remove these sand banks Polaris Marine Pty employed a DOP250 with cutter head.

The DOP dredge pump removed all shallow draft sand.

With the top layer of sediment gone, a Trailing Suction Hopper dredgers had access to the port again for further maintenance dredging.

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