DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A SIDECASTING DREDGE FOR THE VICTORIAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

This paper describes the concept, design and construction of a very shallow draft, trailing suction sidecasting dredge for the Australian port. Built at a cost of some $3,000,000 the vessel is of unusual design in order to facilitate operation on exposed ocean bars with up to 1.8m of swell. The requirement was for capability to dispose of the spoil without holding it on board or of being restricted by the encumberance of floating pipelines. The method of operation provides for disposal in the direction of the littoral drift by means of a sidecasting boom discharging 850 cubic metres of spoil per hour at a distance of 31m from the ships centre line.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Institution of Engineers, Australia, Engineering Conference; Engineering: Developing a Better World, Melbourne, Australia, April 3-7, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Engineers, Australia

    157 Gloucester Street
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Perry, R M
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00185440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 78/2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM