DOP Submersible dredge pumps

Contaminated sediment is pumped over 1 km into geotubes


Location: Port of Klaipeda, Lithuania
Period : Q1-4/2018
Product type : DOP350 with leveler head
Contractor : Vesirakennus Ojanen Oy

Efficient barge unloading by excavator-mounted DOP350

A DOP submersible dredge pump, type DOP350, has been delivered to the Finnish contractor Vesirakennus Ojanen Oy. The DOP pump has been fitted out with a reinforced heavy duty leveler head making it the perfect tool for unloading barges. The head is fitted out with high pressure jet water nozzles, which fluidize the cargo and clean the hopper walls in the process.

The contaminated sediment is pumped over a 1km long discharge pipe into geotubes

The DOP350 is mounted onto a Hitachi excavator; both the hydraulic hoses as well as the dredge mixture discharge hose and the jet water hoses are connected to the boom. The diesel-hydraulic power pack is mounted at the back of the excavator – thus forming a compact dredging system.

The DOP dredge pump is fixed to the excavator boom

The job is to empty a continuous cycle of hopper barges – filled with contaminated sediment. The environmentally sensitive material is pumped over a total discharge distance of 1 km. At the spoil field geotubes are used to contain the contaminated sediment.

The DOP is fitted out with a jet water assisted head for fully cleaning the hopper

The delivery comprised a complete dredging package – including the jet water pump, both mixture discharge as well as jetwater pressure hoses and hydraulic hoses with quick couplings for the DOP hydraulics. To monitor the dredging process, a skid mounted mixture density and velocity unit was supplied.

The excavator has a power pack dedicated for the DOP at its back