Italian builder Dragflow will soon deliver a new remote-controlled dredger to an unnamed French company specialising in sand and gravel production.
The newbuild will be used primarily in restoring the capacity of a sedimentation pond where all the fines from an adjacent washing plant are collected. The entire area of the pond needs to be dredged and the material pumped at a distance of 1,000 metres.
The dredger can be displaced using winches, which use steel cables for precise dredge movements, or it can move independently using two electric propellers mounted on the sides of the pontoon. This configuration allows the vessel to cover the entirety of the dredging area with simple controls.
The dredger is equipped with advanced electronic controls that monitor weight, inclination, and other parameters of the equipment in order to protect the operator from most cases of misuse.
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