The Damen DOP submersible dredge pump range has been enlarged, now running from the smallest DOP150, fitting in any corner of a building pit, to the DOP450L doing some 4,000 m3 of mixture per hour.
The DOP submersible dredge pump is designed to be used in many dredging activities. The main part of the DOP is a dredge pump fitted with cast exchangeable parts. A key feature is the large spherical passage preventing blockage. The impeller shaft is directly driven by a hydraulic motor through a gear box.
This direct drive makes the DOP450L a compact unit. The standalone submerged dredge pump only requires its hydraulic power. The DOP can be powered by a diesel-hydraulic power pack, or by an excavator. Working attached to the excavator boom plugged into its hydraulics makes a simple plug and play dredger.
The DOP450L is the largest true dredge pump which has been designed for submersed use and can be transported and mobilized easily as manageable unit.