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Stand by dredge for the Queen of the Netherlands

Stand by dredge for the Queen of the Netherlands

I am not sure where this is going but it passed the docked Queen of the Netherlands. I assume it is for some sort of dredging operation of the sort that might appease concerns of conservationists.

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Jeff. This is the rig that is to used in and around structures in the Yarra. In addition, just south of the Westgate bridge is a sewer line crossing the river and clearly excavating over this will be rather delicate, hence a rig of this order.
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Thanks Grahme. I was being a bit tongue in cheek re the comments on the Queen of the Netherlands. I assume that the legs are wound down to give the dredging operation some stability and purchase? Not knowing much about dredging. JeffM
 

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I photographed the Goomai today, she supposes to remove toxic waste from the Yarra bed , then this is transported in barges to a dumping ground in the bay after which clay will go on top, they refer to 2 million cubic metres .
Jan

I think we are talking a different structure. Have to find out which is the correct one.


 

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Jan, I think my one is so small that it doesnt even have a name. It might have a number though. The Goomai looks as though it is a permanent rig on the barge, my one is a tracked excavator that can be wheeled on and off. I wonder if they work in tandem on the current toxic sludge project? Regards, JeffM
 

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Jeff, As said I went there today and could only find the one I photographed, same barge worked on Saturdaynight when I passed in a launch and also today they moved a barge alongside in which the sludge was deposited.
I am intriged with your green coloured mini jack up, have to find out.
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Jeff. Your green barge is capable of doing as I said, however Jans barge is I imagine capable of greater productivity. No doubt the green unit will probably be used around the structures up stream. Jans Goomai unit is directly above the sewer line I mentioned earlier.
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Grahme, your observation invites speculation on what the Goomai is doing directly above the sewer line - all sorts of scatological one liners come to mind. Cheers, Jeff
 

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