Excavator-mounted DOP Dredge Pump 150 working on sand mining job
Location: Port of Corinto, Nicaragua
Period : Q3-4, 2016
Product type : DOP150 with cutter unit
Contractor : Municipality of Corinto
The DOP will mine sand near shore, to a max dredging depth of 6 m. The dredged mixture will be pumped into geotubes.
At the Port of Corinto, on Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast, a DOP150 has started on a capital dredging project. The municipality of Corinto has decided on the construction of a wave barrier, protecting the town of Corinto against the wave intrusion.
During trials the DOP pump has been tested
The DOP150 is equipped with a cutter unit, and has been attached to a crane. The DOP will mine sand near shore, to a max dredging depth of 6 m. The dredged mixture will be pumped into geotubes. Together, these geotubes will create an artificial lagoon.
The DOP150 with cutter head is fixed to the crane boom
Damen delivered a turn key dredging package enabling immediate start up on location. This package includes the DOP150 with cutter unit, hydraulic hoses, as well as discharge piping for the dredged mixture.