Boost your dredge operation efficiency

Dredging Instrumentation

Data driven dredge operations

Fit for any dredger

Whatever the type of dredger or dredging tool – cutter suction dredger, hopper dredger or a small submersible dredge pump – the operator has to know what he is doing. Real-time data on mixture production or dredger position will optimise operational efficiency of any dredging project. Specific dredging instrumentation packages are available for newbuilds and retrofits. Whether a single item is required or a complete system for dredge efficiency enhancement, the dredging instrumentation optimising your operation is at your fingertips.


Production Measurement

Whether for a retrofit or a newbuild, a production measurement system ensures that you are not dredging in the dark. A non-radioactive density meter, combined with a velocity meter, offers the dredge master accurate, clearly presented, real-time data about the dredger’s production. Maximised operational efficiency is the result.

Knowing where to dredge

Position visualisation & survey

The positioning visualisation system offers the dredge master a real-time overview of the exact location of the drag head, cutter unit or suction head. The system keeps track of the soil that has already been dredged on the survey map, bringing a halt to costly underdredging or overdredging.


Optimise your TSHD dredge cycle times

The dredge monitoring system provides operators with a real-time overview of a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger’s dredging process. The highly flexible system is customised according to the vessel’s operational profile. It supports the dredge control system and increases operational efficiency.

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Customised dredging instrumentation

Your partner in dredging

Dredging requires more than just shipping a dredge instrumentation package. It requires more gear such as a dredge pump to do the job, and it requires crew training and project management to bring the works to a successful conclusion. Damen can assist you during the full lifecycle of your dredger.

Dredge package

Dredging instrumentation can be supplied as a single item, or as a complete system or package. For a retrofit or newbuild, dedicated dredge monitoring equipment will assist you doing your dredge job in the most efficient way.

Getting started

As well as shipping the required dredge instrumentation to your yard, we can also send over our Field Service Engineer to assist the crew with installation and calibration. This will shorten the installation time, and give an opportunity for crew training.

Lifecycle support

For additions to your dredge systems, spares and repair requests our Service team is available 24/7.

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