“CEMEX Go Innovation is the perfect name for our new vessel. As a global company we are embracing new technologies and innovations, pushing the bounderies. 2017 saw the launch of CEMEX Go, a digital customer platform to buy, track orders and pay for building materials, a ‘first’ in our industry. This dredger also is a ‘first’ and includes many ground breaking innovations in its design, so what better name?” comments Laurence Dagley, Director Marine Aggregates.
The design aspects of CEMEX Go Innovation has been developed to give major environmental savings while ensuring safety, high performance and sustainability. The result is a dredger which will have a 25% increased capacity, nearly double the dredging depth and discharge rate increase of 20%.
One of the major innovations is the dredging system which has no inboard pipework. All the pipework is external, something which has never been incorporated in a vessel of this size.
The corrosive nature of the material that is dredged means that holes are frequently occurring in the extensive pipework. External pipework makes the system safer by reducing the risk of flooding internally and gives an easily accessible, more maintenance-friendly system.
Maintanence is made easier and less costly with the help on an onboard crane. It is estimated that this innovative system will give an 80% reduction in expensive replacement components.
CEMEX Go Innovation is being built and designed, in collaboration with the Engineering team of CEMEX Marine, by the Damen Shipyards Group of Rotterdam and built at the Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania.
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About CEMEX: CEMEX is a global manufacturer of building materials and the biggest Mexican investor in the UK, with 3,000 people employed across 450 sites nationwide. In this country, we are a leading provider of aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete and rail sleepers with annual sales of around £1 billion.