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Algerian dredger revitalized

Damen delivered and installed a new main engine for the stationary dredger Rezoug Youcef. The cutter suction dredger has been built by De Groot Nijkerk in 1988. It has worked in an Algerian reservoir for quite a while and badly needed an engine overhaul. The entire job has been successfully completed locally by a Damen Field Service Engineer and the crew.

The Rezoug Youcef is a cutter suction dredger with a discharge pipe diameter of 650 mm. It was built by De Groot Nijkerk in 1988 for a Dutch dredging contractor named HAM for a large Tunisian job. The former De Groot Nijkerk now is part of the Damen Group under the name “Damen Dredging Equipment”; therefore all as-built drawings were available. As quite few alterations had been made on board in the meantime, a Damen Field Service Engineer inspected the dredger before the new main engine was ordered. This resulted in a plug and play installation with minimal down time.

The new main engine is a 895 kW Cummins, type KTA38. At the Damen Dredging yard, it had been prepared completely to simplify installation. The preparations included all connections for the fuel, the cooling and the exhaust connections, plus the delivery of the flexible coupling. The new main engine, which is to drive the dredge pump and the hydraulics for the cutter head, has been installed on location in Algeria smoothly.

The Rezoug Youcef is ready again for many more years of reservoir maintenance dredging.

 - The Rezoug Youcef on location in Algeria
 - New main engine hoisting in place

About Damen Dredging Equipment:
Damen Dredging Equipment is a specialised supplier of dredging equipment and dredging instrumentation & automation. Fully owned by Damen Shipyards Group and based in Nijkerk, the Netherlands, the company has over 70 years of experience in the construction of dredging equipment serving the worldwide dredging industry. The dredging tools are all built to specific customer requirements, making use of a wide range of standard equipment.

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Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

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