DOP Submersible dredge pumps

DOP200 assists in Kenyan jetty construction project


Location: Kisumu Oil Jetty for KPC, Lake Victoria, Kenya
Period: Q4/2018
Product type: DOP200 with sand mining head
Contractor: Southern Engineering Co Ltd (SECO)

Before and after the construction of a 95m long jetty a DOP200 dredged the area

In Kenya on the shores of Lake Victoria a jetty has been built to accommodate vessels such as fuel barges. The complete project included a 95 m long jetty, an approach road and 237 m long bridge and the embankment. The DOP200 was used before and after the project to prepare the Lake’s bottom.

The DOP200 is powered by the excavator's hydraulics

The DOP200 was connected to the boom of an excavator, type CATERPILLAR 330. The unit was placed on a modular pontoon with spuds. The DOP200 was powered using the excavators’ hydraulics.

The DOP200 pumps the dredged materials over 900 m to the spoil field

The dredging project consisted of dredging almost 65.000 m3 of soil from the navigation channel as well as the berthing area along the jetty. The dredging depth after the dredging campaign was at least 4.5 m from High Water Level.

The DOP200 has been fitted out with a hydraulically driven cutter unit to break up compacted soils

The improved access will boost marine transport in East Africa, notably between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Larger vessels can now be accommodated revitalizing the local economy.

The state of the art jetty on Lake Victoria will boost the local economy