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