Plug and play trailing pipe for Russian pontoon

Damen has delivered a complete trailing pipe including submersed dredge pump to a Russian pontoon. The multifunctional pontoon “Litsa” has been turned into a performing dredger overnight as Damen delivered an entirely prefabricated system. The pontoon is winning sand and simultaneously loading barges which appear alongside.

The Ø 650 mm trailing pipe mines sand at max -28 m depth, where gas pipes are to be cleared. The starboard trailing pipe is fitted out with a submersed dredge pump, directly driven by a 700 kW electric motor. The sand is pumped over deck to a discharge spreader located at...

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