Equipment for Cutter Suction Dredger Vessels

Power Generation, Distribution and Electric Drives

On modern cutter suction dredger vessels the specific dredging devices are designed with electric drives as all-electric ship, such as:

  • Submersible and inboard dredge pumps
  • Cutter head at the suction inlet
  • Jet pump for jet water to cutter
  • Main and thruster propulsion to drive and manoeuvre the dredging vessel
  • Side and ladder winches to move of the vessel and the ladder during dredging operation

Dredge Control and Monitoring System (DCMS)

Dredge control technology for the entire dredging process includes:

  • Control and monitoring of the dredging process
  • Automatic functions and procedures
  • Production monitoring
  • Reporting, logging and trending
  • Dredge chart operations (survey system)
  • Diagnosis of ship’s machinery system
  • Automatic cutter control