Continuous maintenance dredging
Dedicated Water Injection Dredgers can be required in harbours where the sediment build up is important. The “Milouin” is such an example: designed as a general purpose vessel, it has been converted into a dedicated Water Injection Dredger a decade ago. It aims to keep the harbour and the navigation channels clear from a continuous build-up of sedimentation.
A multipurpose vessel
The conversion works have resulted in an integrated dredging system, designed for continuous use. The Damen delivery included a heavy-duty, wear-resistant dredge pump, a number of rubbering gate valves, a swell compensator and winch, plus the necessary instrumentation to monitor the jet beam.