Damen has commissioned a cutter suction dredger in China. The “Qing Jiang”, a customized, CSD500 has been delivered to CCCC Tianjin Dredging late last year. The cutter suction dredger has started its maintenance job in the Mao Wei Sea in southern China.
As Damen cutter suction dredgers can be dismounted completely, transport by sea was straightforward. All components were hoisted into the transport vessel at Rotterdam harbour, and they were discharged at Guangzhou Huangpu Old Port. From there trucks delivered the various modular elements to the quay at the Mao Wei Sea where the pontoons were assembled on land, and the spuds, ladder and control cabin afloat.
The Damen Field Service engineer assisted the crew during reassembly and stayed 2 weeks for crew training. The CSD500 already started its dredging job to clean the inland lake. Due to the pressure on the project the short lead time and the immediate start were to the satisfaction of the owner, CCCC Tianjin Dredging.