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Saturday, November 23, 2019 

Electrical Systems Integrator Bakker Sliedrecht and its partners have developed a powerful submersible electric motor, which is being fitted to several dredgers every year in China.

The motor can be tailored to any type of vessel, and it enables dredgers to work at depths up to 1000m, despite harsh conditions.

Sales manager Eric Guan of Bakker China said: “It’s one of the most important equipment onboard the vessel. If this motor has a failure, the entire vessel can not operate. Bakker Sliedrecht can supply the high-quality motors that are required for this job.”

Since each customer has a different demand, Bakker Sliedrecht can customise the motor for each vessel, e.g. a hopper dredger, cutter dredger or deepsea crawler. The company supplies both air-filled and oil-filled submersible motors. All incorporate special sealing, allowing them to operate at increased depths.

As dredging depths become deeper, a submersible motor becomes necessary. Besides dredging vessels, deepwater crawlers use Bakker Sliedrecht’s submersible motors for underwater mining, and salvage vessels for salvaging sunken ships.

The motors are developed and built in Europe and exported to China. To maximise uptime of customers’ dredgers, Bakker China has a local team trained in the Netherlands which can offer support and spare parts.

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