Beenup Bucket Wheel Mining Dredge

Category: Dredgers


Design of the bucket wheel dredger ‘Delta 1’ for alluvial mining. At time of construction, was the largest bucket wheel dredger.


Designed as an alluvial mining dredge suitable for 24/7 dredging and operating at a dredging depth of 45m. Dredge design included arrangement, structure, dredging and manoeuvring system and outfit.

Designed for construction in blocks in suitable for transportation to Beenup for on-site assembly.

Designed for manoeuvring on spuds or wires only.

Main Dimensions

Length Overall = 91.25m
Beam (mld) = 37.00m
Mean Depth (mld) = 4.50m
Dredging Depth (max) = 45.00m

  • Alluvial Dredges Limited

    Unit 21, Sir James Clark Building
    Abbey Mill Business Centre,
    PA1 1TJ
    United Kingdom

    Tel: +44 (0) 141 887 4131
    Fax: +44 (0) 141 887 6437

  • Project

    Beenup Bucket Wheel Mining Dredge

  • Location

    Construction: United Construction, Western Australia
    Operation: Beenup, Western Australia

  • Client

    BHP Titanium Minerals Pty Ltd

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