The easily adjustable design of DOP Dredgers sets them apart: from sand mining to deep dredging, hydropower dam sediment removal or cleaning remote water reservoirs – all these jobs and many more can be done using the DOP Dredger. This flexible design is based on a number of standard blocks which allows for easy adaptation.
Two design features stand out for the DOP Dredger: adjustability and modularity. The design is easily adapted to different dredging circumstances. For instance, a ladder extension is available when the need arises to dredge deeper. The modularity is obvious during transport: all units can be containerised or are container-sized to allow for practical transport to even the most remote areas.
Single solution for any challenge
Cleaning reservoir sedimentation
A fixed ladder for cutting compacted sand
A cutter unit to break up compacted soils, combined with a submersed dredge pump directly after it, ensures an effective operation.
The submersed pump ensures a high mixture concentration
The heavy-duty, wear-resistant dredge pump is lowered almost to the riverbed, thus reaching a maximum concentration of the dredged mixture.
Pontoons can be made locally
The pontoons offer floating capacity for the dredge. All vital components are mounted on deck. Therefore these pontoons can easily be built at the customer’s location.
Limited unit weight ensures practical mobilisation
Remote dredging jobs can be a challenge due to the limited hoisting assistance available. Therefore all components of the DOP Dredge are of limited weight and volume. This makes mobilisation of the dredge straightforward
Made to fit your job
Where is your dredge job?
Standard components allow for easy adaptation
Unlimited dredging depth
The DOP pump is a proven asset
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In the spotlight
Dop becomes first locally built dredger in Argentina
SPI Servicios Portuarios Integrados for Mar del Plata port in Argentina has acquired a DOP Dredger component package from Damen Shipyards Group. The Argentinian shipyard will build major components and assemble the dredger. The DOP Dredger 250 will be used to dredge underneath a floating dock, which the shipyards wants to keep operational full-time. The trick is that the dock will remain in place during the dredging activities.
Damen dredging equipment launches new DOP Dredger series
Damen Dredging Equipment has launched a new DOP Dredger Series following the success of the DOP submersible dredge pump, which has proved its versatility across the globe. Damen has built more than 20 DOP dredgers on a one-off basis and at least 380 DOP pumps. The DOP submersible dredge pump has been such a great success over the last 25 years because of its simple concept, which is based on a well-proven dredge pump, directly driven by a hydraulic or electric motor, assembled in a rigid housing with the ability to attach all kinds of specialised suction devices, such as mining heads or cutter units. Moreover, the DOP can easily be connected to excavators, cranes, etc.
Damen DOP Dredger cleans up a reservoir
Modular dredger shipped to the Andes Reservoirs are notoriously tricky to maintain: from the surrounding area plenty of sand and silt is brought in by the river and the material deposits at the dam. As reservoirs are usually rather deep, dredging can be quite a challenge. For the Tablachaca dam in Peru another challenge was added; the location high up in the Andes required a modular dredger due to transport restrictions. The DOP Dredger proved to be the perfect solution.
Your partner in dredging
Dredging requires more than a good dredger. It requires crew training, it requires dredge piping and it requires project management. Damen can help you start up your project, and we are also there for you during the full lifecycle of your dredger.
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