What is your dredging job

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Rivers and tidal movements result in a continuous sediment flow. This sediment will deposit, whether in a port, access channel or river. To keep harbour terminals at the right depth, to ensure that navigation channels remain open and to unblock irrigation systems, cooling water inlets, ponds and lakes, maintenance dredging is a constant need.

The location and depth of the dredge job determine the type of dredger to choose. A cutter suction dredger will pump compacted sand continuously. A hopper dredger is highly manoeuvrable in a busy port. A DOP Dredger dredges hydropower dams and reservoirs at great depths, a single DOP is as small submersible dredge pump the ideal tool connected to an excavator. Should you need assistance, please contact us to discuss your dredging works.

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Pumping sand efficiently in great quantities is key when new infrastructure is created. Land reclamation for new industrial areas or airports, requires the excavation and transport of vast amounts of sand and gravel. Expansion or deepening of a harbour or navigation channel and coastal protection involves high dredged volumes as well.

In case of swell, for instance during beach nourishment, a hopper dredge or TSHD is the best solution. Creating a new harbour basin can be done by both a TSHD or a stationary suction dredger, such as the CSD. Should the project be inland and mining, both the CSD and the DOP Dredger could do the dredging job effortlessly. Should you need assistance, please contact us to discuss your dredging works.

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How to dredge a river with polluted sediments, or how to clean a settling pond or rehabilitate a contaminated lake? Submersible pumps are key to maximising the dredgers mixture concentration. Whether for management of tailings storage facilities or for maintenance of tailings dams or slime dams, precision dredging and minimising turbidity are key.

A DOP dredge pump can be used to remove sediment and pump it for instance to GeoTubes for safe storage. Also DOP Dredgers can be fitted out with a high precision auger head to remove contaminated slurry and pump it to a safe storage area. Cutter suction dredgers can be used in compacted sediments. Should you need assistance with your remediation project, please contact us to discuss matching dredging equipment.

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The demand for sand and gravel for the construction industry in ceaseless. Mining activity, offshore and inland, therefore never stops. Large scale sand dredging and aggregate excavation at sea is done using specially adapted hopper dredgers. Designed for the harsh environment they operate in, Marine Aggregate Dredgers have been made for mineral mining at impressive dredging depths, to screen the aggregates on board and to transport the cargo to an on-shore processing plant. For near shore operation the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) range is available.

Inland dans mining is done by stationary suction dredgers. Cutter Suction Dredgers (CSD) can be used for pumping high concentrations of compacted sand. DOP Dredgers have a nearly unlimited dredging depth using the DOP submersible pump for mining sand. Should you need assistance, please contact us to discuss your mining job.

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Transport of dredged material such as construction sand can be performed efficiently using river transport, i.e. barges. Loading and unloading sand barges can be done practically using a DOP - which is a small submersible dredge pump. Designed for pumping sand, the submersible slurry pump is lowered into a barge in which plenty of transport water is added.

The excavator mounted dredge pump can be manoeuvred easily. The DOP submersible pump is available as electric dredge pump as well as hydraulic dredge pump. The dredge unit can be located on a pontoon or on quay. Please contact us to discuss your dredge job requirements.

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Building pits for tube tunnels or underground car parks can be excavated using a submersible pump. Usually such construction works entails small scale dredging in confined spaces. The DOP submersible dredge pump has been designed for the job : its limited size makes it fit for the restricted areas of civil constructions, and its handling allows for precision dredging.

Mounted onto an excavator, A-frame or wire crane, the DOP is manoeuvred into the building pit. The dredge pump removes silt, pumps slurry and mines sand continuously through a connected pipe line. The DOP submersible pump is available as electric dredge pump as well as hydraulic dredge pump. Please contact us to discuss your dredge job requirements.

Damen Dredging Equipment

The total installed power of 938 kW ensures that all functions on board can work independently and simultaneously

Cutter Suction Dredger

Our wide range of standard stationary Cutter Suction Dredgers are renowned for their durability, power and multiple options.

The DOP Submersible dredge pump is directly powered by a hydraulic motor. This results in a compact design and trouble free operation

DOP Pumps

Versatile dredging tools, our DOP submersible dredge pumps have wear-resistant, hydraulically or electrically driven dredge pumps at their heart.

damen tshd 650

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

For maintenance dredging duties, we designed our small and medium-sized Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers with numerous options.

The boosters and cutter suction dredgers have been designed to work in series

Booster Station

Perfect for large jobsites – Damen’s Booster Stations easily bridge long discharge distances.

Maximum mixture concentration due to the submersed dredge pump

DOP Dredger

Damen’s DOP Dredger is a dismountable modular dredging system. As such, it’s a highly versatile and adaptable dredger with many options.

Damen Marine Aggregate Dredger 4000

Marine Aggregate Dredger

The Marine Aggregate Dredger series are innovative designs for the aggregate dredging market. The vessels can efficiently dredge sand and gravel, classify the material, de-water and dry unload onto shore.

Damen WID 500

Water Injection Dredgers

Dismountable dedicated water injection dredging kit for any work boat.

Dredging Components

Dredging Components

Fit for purpose and wear resistant dredging components for newbuilds and retrofits.


Trailing Suction Pipe

We can deliver trailing dredging kits to any third party shipyard in the world.

Damen dredging instrumentation to boost its operation

Dredging Instrumentation

Retrofit your dredger with Damen dredging instrumentation to boost its operation.

Our wide range of standard components and years of experience may result in customer specials.


Our wide range of standard components and years of experience may result in customer specials. Efficient dredgers made for very specific working conditions or projects – fit for purpose.

Damen Dredging Support Vessels

The Damen Shoalbusters are versatile, multi-purpose vessels for harbour, inland and coastal waters.


Damen Shoalbusters are fit for operations in inland, coastal and harbour waters.

Especially designed to work in shallow as well as deeper water

Multi Cats

Our Multi Cat Series is a complete range of multi-purpose workboats built from up-to-date designs with high quality standardised components.

Modular Multi Cat

The Damen Modular Multi Cat is specially designed for pushing, towing, supplying and craning operations.


Stan Pontoons

Damen Stan Pontoons are the perfect solution for extra floating storage and work space. We have various size, propulsion and mooring options to match your needs.

Modular Pontoons

Damen Modular Pontoons can be used as heavy duty work platforms for a broad range of operations including drilling, dredging, accommodation and heavy lifting operations.

Designed and built to be a strong workboat

Stan Tender 1504

Looking for a multi-purpose workboat to perform harbour and port services? The high-speed Damen Stan Tender fits the bill.

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