KSB Group pumps employed on a suction hopper dredger
KSB Group pumps employed on a suction hopper dredger

The pumps, which are manufactured by KSB’s US subsidiary GIW, will be employed on a trailing suction hopper dredger with suction pipe set to operate in the Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of the Loire estuary. The ship has been designed to operate with waves that are up to seven metres high, while its hoppers can load around 2000 cubic metres of sand and gravel. An articulated suction pipe helps the dredge pump to suck slurry from a depth of up to 45 metres.

The order, which is worth several hundred thousand euros, includes a water jet pump and two drainage pumps.