Damen Hands Over CSD500 Dredger
Damen has delivered a customized CSD500 to CCCC Tianjin Dredging. The cutter suction dredger will perform essential maintenance in the Mao Wei Sea in southern China.
The shallow draft of the CSD500 is vital as the lake has silted alarmingly the past decades. The multi phase dredging project required a capacity boost at a short notice – which is where the Damen standard cutter suction dredger range came in handy.
The Damen CSD500 combines high efficiency with a very limited draft of 1 m. The standard CSD500, which was available at a short lead time, has been customized with a wedge piece which refines the cutting angle of the cutter unit at the required limited dredging depth.
Furthermore, anchor booms and a spud carriage installation have been added from stock, both boosting the dredgers efficiency. The CSD500 has also been fitted out with a BV coastal class approval.
A team of Tianjin Dredging engineers has inspected the cutter suction dredger, named “Qing Jiang”, at the building yard in Nijkerk, the Netherlands. They have also surveyed all dismounting activities. The dredger has been shipped to China, where it will be transported by road to the Mao Wei Sea.
Damen field engineers will join the Tianjin Dredging team to assemble the dredger. The teams will jointly commission the cutter suction dredger on site to guarantee a swift start-up.
Press Release, December 2, 2013