West Germany's Federal Government is by law responsible for the construction and maintenance of the inland waterways. A major share of the operations consists of regular removal of the spoil carried continuously into the shipping routes. Within the overall maintenance work, current dredging operations are an essential cost factor. For the removal of such drifts, consisting of coarse sand, medium sand, fine sand and silt, government-owned dredgers, particularly hopper dredgers, are preferred. In most cases hopper suction dredgers are the ideal equipment for maintenance work. Dredging, and spoil disposal techniques are described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 5th World Dredging Conference, Hamburg, West Germany, June 11-15, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    World Dredging Association

    P.O. Box 269
    San Pedro, CA  United States  90733
  • Authors:
    • Nagel, H H
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 325-245

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM