Waterway Constructions, based in Sydney, Australia, has taken delivery of a Damen DOP250 submersible dredge pump. The company is a specialist maritime contractor that undertakes construction, maintenance and refurbishment of maritime structures throughout Australia. It owns one of the largest fleets of floating plant on the east coast of Australia including floating cranes, piling rigs and barges.
The DOP250 is a wear-resistant, submersible dredge pump, capable of moving 1,250 cubic metres of material per hour through a 250mm pipe. The first assignment for the DOP250 pump will be at a bulk liquids terminal at Mayfield, Newcastle, where a new wharf to allow for the berthing and mooring of vessels up to 100,000 tonnes DWT is being developed. The DOP250 will play a central role in the dredging of all the material from within the dredging envelope and the dredging and shaping of the revetment slopes. Work is scheduled for completion in August 2017.